Today’s Buzz covers same-sex marriage in Philadelphia, a possible homage to Satan in Oklahoma, and Democrats in Whole Foods (versus Republicans in Costco)!
Sen. Rand Paul is aggressively courting evangelical voters in an attempt to win over the GOP establishment. This shouldn’t be too difficult, given Sen. Paul’s Tea Party roots – a 2010 PRRI analysis showed significant overlap between the Christian conservative movement and the Tea Party movement.
Mark Sanford’s political redemption at the ballot box on Tuesday bodes well for other disgraced politicians, like Anthony Weiner, who may be mulling a new bid for elected office? Or was Sanford’s indiscretion simply more forgivable?
In a new column for Religion & Politics, I sketch the generational differences that divided Christians on the morality and legalization of marijuana use.
The Vegetarian Caucus on Capitol Hill is rapidly expanding. Less than 1-in-10 (6%) Americans say they personally are vegetarian, although 38% have a close friend or family member who is vegetarian.
Will marijuana be the next big wedge issue? A slim majority of Americans oppose the legalization of marijuana – but a majority of younger Millennials (age 18-25) are in favor.
Several Democratic Representatives are launching a new effort to regulate marijuana the way the federal government handles alcohol. A slim majority (52%) of Americans oppose legalizing marijuana.
A California marijuana dispensary owner received 10 years in prison from a federal court earlier this week, starkly illustrating the tension between state and federal authority on the drug’s legal status. A slim majority (52%) of Americans oppose the legalization of marijuana.
Who’s paying too much, too little, or the right amount in taxes? In this week’s graphic, a whimsical take on this “Goldilocks problem.”
Issues like legal marijuana and same-sex marriage are, unsurprisingly, much more popular among younger Americans than among older generations. Learn more about Millennials’ perspectives on a wide range of policy issues in our recent report.