Mormons

Was Coca-Cola Right? America’s Growing Religious Diversity

[02.06.2014]

“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.

Utah to Appeal Judge’s Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriage to U.S. Supreme Court

[12.31.2013]

Nearly 1,000 gay and lesbian couples have purchased wedding licenses from the state of Utah since a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages December 20.

Business Execs Join Evangelical Leaders in Push for Immigration Reform

[11.11.2013]

Today’s Buzz covers the surprising role of Mormons in pushing for ENDA, business executives’ efforts to reform the immigration system, and new groups creating Christian communities around craft beer.

Vegetarian Staffers Band Together on Capitol Hill

[04.29.2013]

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 Hispanic Evangelicals Blunt Democratic Advantage among Hispanic Voters

[04.09.2013]

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? Recall the Nutella thieves of Columbia University? They’ve been outdone. Two influential senators may be on the cusp of a bipartisan breakthrough to expand background checks for gun buyers. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans are in favor of stricter enforcement of existing […]

Senate Likely to Finalize Bipartisan Immigration Bill this Week

[04.08.2013]

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? Next time you get a latte, try not to be disappointed, it probably won’t live up to this. This weekend, for the first time, a woman lead the closing prayer at a major Mormon conference. Although most (82%) Americans report […]

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.

How Do Top Earners Feel About Being Taxed More Heavily?

[12.14.2012]

How do top earners feel about being taxed more heavily? More than 6-in-10 Americans who make more than $100,000 a year agree that the government should raise taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year.

LDS Church Launches Website on Same-Sex Attraction

[12.11.2012]

Late last week, around the time when the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases related to same-sex marriage, the LDS Church launched a new website aimed at “cultivating respect and understanding” toward gay and lesbian people, although it continued to maintain that acting on same-sex attraction is a sin. Only around 1-in-5 Mormons support same-sex marriage.