Mitt Romney

The Morning Buzz | Pot is the Latest Farmer’s Market Fad

[07.16.2014]

In today’s Buzz, marijuana entrepreneurs open a farmer’s market in Los Angeles, the super-rich might be even wealthier than we thought, questions about whether the “Mormon moment” is ending, and gay rights groups abandon the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The Morning Buzz | Pope Francis Stirs the Pot Yet Again

[04.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz Pope Francis goes against church doctrine by telling a woman married to a divorced man that she can receive Holy Communion, white southerners increasing support of the GOP, test your Bible IQ, Georgia governor signs Safe Carry Protection Act into law allowing residents to cary licensed firearms in public places, Oklahoma Supreme Court says death-row inmates not entitles to know source of lethal drugs — double execution scheduled for April 29th, new digital art by Andy Warhol discovered, Americans’ attitudes about anti-Vietnam War protests in 1971.

Biggest Moves in Religion and Politics in 2012

[01.02.2013]

As we look forward to the new year, there are many lessons to be gleaned from 2012′s most important moments in religion and politics. At the CNN Belief Blog, PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox outline the ten biggest shifts in this crucial arena.

Was the “Mormon Moment” More of a Blip?

[12.20.2012]

A new Pew survey reveals that despite Mitt Romney’s lengthy run for office and his much-publicized Mormon faith, 82% of Americans say they learned little to nothing about Mormonism during the 2012 campaign.

Gay Rights Activists Look for New Faith Outreach

[12.03.2012]

After successes with several state ballot initiatives, gay rights activists are looking for new kinds of faith outreach. As our research shows, religious Americans are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.

What Happens if We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff?

[11.29.2012]

Commentators are talking about the fiscal cliff in apocalyptic terms, but what will happen if it does, indeed, come to pass? For what it’s worth, most Americans favor a balanced approach to the budget deficit, with a combination of tax increases and cuts to major programs.

The (Continued) Politics of Racial Resentment

[11.28.2012]

Affiliated Scholar Paul A. Djupe explores data which sheds light on the level of racial resentment toward Obama among white Americans.

The GOP’s Marriage Problem

[11.16.2012]

In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, analysts have noted that the Republican nominee lost in large measure due to changing American demographics—particularly the rise of the Latino vote, non-white Christians, and the religiously unaffiliated. But another demographic trend also threatens to hurt Republican chances in the future: the decline of marriage.

Hawaii Elects First Buddhist to Senate, First Hindu to Congress

[11.09.2012]

One demographic that often gets short shrift are Asian-Americans, but they were overwhelmingly on Obama’s side on Tuesday.

Are We Moving Towards Adding a 51st State?

[11.08.2012]

On Tuesday, the U.S. inched closer toward adding a 51st state.