In today’s Buzz: Millennials skeptical of the Bible, Louisiana introduces bill to make the Bible its state book, Democrats represent some of the wealthiest and poorest House districts, the immense challenge facing crews hoping to recover Malaysia Flight 370′s black box, and Barbara Ehrenrich’s new book.
Today’s Buzz reports on Honey Maid’s artistic response to negative and positive reactions to its ad featuring biracial families and families with same-sex parents, why people might lie about religious behavior, reasons for the sky-rocketing cost of college tuition, Hobby Lobby at odds with Christian women, Gospel of Jesus’s Wife traced to ancient times, evangelicals and same-sex marriage, and 1943 responses from American workers about having taxes deducted from wages.
Last Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, conservative activist and chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed said Millennials (Americans ages 18 to 33) are “more pro-life than Baby Boomers and older Americans.” Political columnist Ron Fournier with National Journal quickly disagreed, arguing Millennials are equally pro-life as older Americans. After the broadcast, PunditFact endeavored to set the record straight and relies on PRRI data to do so.
Today’s Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff’s remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion.
New York Times Columnist Charles M. Blow includes “striking findings” from PRRI’s report, A Shifting Landscape, in his op-ed today, “No Country for Old Mores.” In the piece, Blow asserts that even though Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, the bill and others like it have damaged the Republican “brand.” He points to PRRI data that shows majorities of support for same-sex marriage among people of several religious groups […]
“It’s Beautiful,” a Coca-Cola advertisement shown during the Super Bowl, encapsulates American ethnic and religious diversity and has prompted a diversity of responses on social media. A recent PRRI survey shows the growing religious differences between seniors, America’s oldest adults, and Millenials, America’s youngest adults are dramatic. More than 7-in-10 (71 percent) seniors identify as some type of white Christian. In contrast, less than 3-in-10 (28 percent) of Millennials identify as white Christian.
Brookings Institution scholar and co-author of the 2013 Economic Values Survey report William Galston offered up some interesting insights about Americans’ views on the relationship between religion and morality during the report’s July 18 launch and panel discussion at Brookings. “If you look at the country as a whole, it’s split almost down the middle,” Galston said, pointing out that a slim majority “agree that it’s necessary to believe in […]
In a column for Huffington Post Politics, I lay out a significant challenge for the Republican Party: the gap between Millennials (age 18-29) and white evangelical Protestants on controversial issues like same-sex marriage.
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 your cat needs a birthday present, may I suggest this? Our new survey finds large gender gaps on men and women’s expectations for Valentine’s Day. Men are twenty points more likely than women to predict that they will have […]
A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability.