Foreign Policy

Young Americans vs. Seniors on “War on Christmas”


Today’s Buzz covers food stamp fraud, appropriate holiday greetings, and the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!

Crisis in Syria, A Sign of the End Times?


The biblical book of Isaiah is making headlines due to a verse leading some evangelical Christians to believe the violence in Syria is a sign of the end times.

American Support for Foreign Trade Surges


Over at the Monkey Cage, Erik Voeten tries to make sense of a new poll from Gallup showing an increase in public support for foreign trade. This increase is even more interesting when you consider that 74% of Americans believe that outsourcing is at least somewhat responsible for the nation’s current economic woes.

The GOP’s Conservative Conundrum


PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explores the role that the GOP’s close association with the Christian Right may have played among American Jews in the 2012 election:

New Commercials Unlikely to Sway Jewish Voters in Battleground States


The GOP hopes that it can convince disaffected Jewish Americans who supported Obama in 2008 to vote Republican in November.

Jewish Voters Remain Overwhelmingly Democratic, New Analysis Shows


Jewish Americans may be a relatively small voting bloc, but they remain at the center of a battle for their political loyalty, with Republicans seeking to paint a dismal portrait of Democrats’ record on Israel. A new analysis of Jewish voting patterns in presidential elections from 1972 to 2008 from the nonpartisan Solomon Project, however, shows (once again) that efforts to pry a substantial number of Jewish voters away from […]

Republicans Divided Over Support for Torture


On Saturday night, Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman found themselves in an unlikely alliance on an important foreign policy issue: torture. Responding to Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann, both of whom expressed their support for waterboarding (which was banned by the Obama administration in 2009), both candidates emphatically declared that the practice was torture, not an “enhanced interrogation” technique. Paul decried waterboarding as “immoral” and “illegal under […]

November 15, 2011


Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Planning to hop on a plane next week for the holidays? Here’s an air travel horror story that will make you check your seat pockets for bugs. In Tablet magazine, a Shia-born Iranian American reviews the new show, All-American Muslim, […]

Is it Wrong to Celebrate Moammar Gaddafi’s Death?


After a morning of uncertain and contradictory news, Libyan former dictator Moammar Gaddafi was confirmed dead.  According to Abdulrahman Busin, the military liaison to Libya’s transitional government, Gaddafi was injured and captured by revolutionaries as he attempted to escape an attack on Sirte, his home town. Spontaneous celebrations erupted in Sirte and other parts of Libya as the news of Gaddafi’s death spread.  The dictator ruled the country for 42 […]

Ten Years After 9/11, Americans Divided on Approaches to Terrorism


Where were you during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001?  According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, even if you were only eight years old when the attacks occurred, chances are you still remember where you were or what you were doing.  The report, “Ten Years after 9/11: United in Remember, Divided over Policies,” reveals an America that was profoundly […]

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