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… more
“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… more
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… more
A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women’s constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently supported legal abortion since the Roe ruling, the country remains deeply divided over the procedure.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Abortion remains one of the most controversial social issues in the country; while a majority support the legality and availability of the procedure, they are divided on its morality.
Tuesday, January 22nd, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Our new graphic of the week demonstrates that public attitudes about abortion cannot be reduced to views on abortion’s legality.