PRRI in the New York Times | Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons with Gay Children[09.15.2014]
A recent New York Times article on growing acceptance of the gay community within Mormonism features PRRI data from our 2014 LGBT survey.
In today’s buzz, President Obama will speak on ISIS tonight, Mormonism gains some surprising partners in the ongoing same-sex marriage battle, and an awesome infographic on the partisan history of the U.S. Senate.
In today’s Buzz, independent candidates run for state-level offices, many Americans still struggle to put food on the table, the Supreme Court gears up for another religious liberty case, the New York Times explores the race gap in America’s police departments, and the Mormon church puts its artifacts on display.
In today’s Buzz, expansion of mental health care stalls, a Utah judge issues a victory for a polygamous family, the U.S. government sues a Minneapolis suburb for blocking an Islamic center, a leaked poll shows that women are skeptical of the GOP, measuring abortion rates is challenging, and both parties worry that White House action on immigration could tip the 2014 midterm elections.
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.
Today’s Buzz covers U.S. Court of Appeals decision finds website name disparaging to American Muslims, Idaho overturns same-sex marriage ban, Democrats pressure Republicans on immigration reform, Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Republican Senate primary, the state of health in the U.S.
“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.
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.
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.
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.