Mormons

The Morning Buzz | Utah Judge Issues Victory for Polygamous Family

[08.29.2014]

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.

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 | Same-sex Marriage Now Legal in Idaho

[05.15.2014]

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.

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.