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Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

[02.24.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers PRRI’s latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents.

Could Soccer Replace Football and Baseball as America’s Favorite Sport?

[02.10.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the GOP’s approach to solving economic inequality, a same-sex ballot measure in Oregon, and whether administering medical marijuana to children is in line with Christian values.

CVS Discontinues Sale of Tobacco Products

[02.06.2014]

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? Around the water cooler last Monday, there appeared to be more discussion about the new Coca-Cola commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLVIII than the game itself. The commercial featured a same-sex family, people of many religions, races and ethnicities […]

New Poll Finds Record-High 42 Percent of Americans are Independents

[01.09.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers political independents, GOP’s interest in making poverty a political issue ahead of the 2014 vote, and a pal’s ride in the popemobile!

Who’s Been Left Out of King’s Dream?

[08.22.2013]

It’s been nearly half a century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his hope for a future in which the “manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” would no longer bind black Americans, for a day when the United States would “rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed…that all men are created equal.” His speech, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to […]

Poverty Skyrockets in the Suburbs

[05.22.2013]

A new survey from the Brookings Institution reveals that poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs, due in part to the Great Recession.

Economists and the Stock Market

[05.20.2013]

Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.

How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

[05.13.2013]

A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America.

New Study Shows Growing Wealth Gap Between Races

[05.01.2013]

A new Urban Institute study shows that over the past five years, the wealth gap between white Americans and racial minorities has widened substantially. Black (78%) and Hispanic (78%) Americans are also more likely than white Americans (54%) to agree that our society would be better off if the distribution of wealth was more equal.

Is Atheism Only for the Upper Class?

[04.25.2013]

Is atheism only for the upper class? Research Director Daniel Cox parses the demographic data among the religiously unaffiliated.