As President Obama’s second term begins, his administration will need to deal with a slew of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s “contraception mandate.” A majority (56%) of Americans say that religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that that cover contraception or birth control at no cost – but will the courts agree?
According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, abortion remained a controversial issue, with 43 new laws in 19 states restricting access to abortion services. A majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal, but their views about its morality are far more complex.
In a rare public statement, former president George W. Bush called for an immigration debate shaped by “benevolent spirit.”
The very expensive aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is leading some commentators to wonder whether this storm will change the way we talk about climate change, which has mostly been sidelined during the presidential campaign. Nearly 6-in-10 (58%) Americans say that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence of global climate change.
A new study shows that many young adults are taking advantage of Obamacare. Back in June, when it was still unclear how the Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act, less than one-quarter of Millennials (age 18-29) favored the Supreme Court overturning the health care reform law.
A gunman opened fire on a security guard at the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council’s main office in Washington, DC, only to be subdued by the injured security guard.
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? I don’t know about the rest of you, but umbrella jousting is the only Olympic sport I care about. Despite ongoing dire predictions about Millennials’ economic prospects, a new study from Pew shows that 84% of adults have higher family incomes… more
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? The U.S. government would like to make extra-sure that you know mermaids don’t exist. No word, though, on whether Singapore’s mascot, the “merlion” (a creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish) is a myth…. more
In a new article for the Huffington Post, I explore one largely ignored aspect of the debate over health care reform–the role played by racial identity: In the reactions to the ruling, the powerful way that racial identity shapes attitudes toward the health care law, as well as how this may influence the law’s impact in the -residential race, has been largely overlooked. Comparisons between these key supporters of Romney,… more
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? If you happen to be the person who stole the rib bone that (maybe) belonged to John the Baptist from a Bulgarian church, the local bishop wants you to know that “hell and damnation will rain down from God, not… more