Today’s Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist!
Today’s Buzz covers the cost of passing on health insurance, a new and controversial statue of “Homeless Jesus,” and Thomas Edsall’s use of PRRI data in his latest for The New York Times.
Today’s Buzz covers the morality-legality gap in views about pornography, the state of unemployment in America, and religious liberty in the workplace.
Today’s Buzz covers a new same-sex marriage case in Wyoming, public opinion on the issue of job protections for LGBT workers, and how many Americans believe AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behavior.
Today’s Buzz covers GOP efforts to overhaul federal social programs, new research finding states with more atheists boast greater entrepreneurial activity, and Democrats’ efforts to reach out to white working-class men.
Today’s Buzz covers PRRI’s latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents.
Today’s Buzz covers Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s plans to veto a school prayer bill, Oregon’s attorney general’s announcement that the state will not defend its ban on same-sex marriage, and a state-by-state map of sales tax rates!
God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion, a just-released volume examining whether and how religion influences public opinion, politics and candidates, is the latest book co-authored by PRRI affiliated scholar Paul Djupe of Denison University and Missouri State University’s Brian Calfano. The authors use use experimental methodology to understand how elites might use religion to influence the public as well as how the public reacts to the use of politics by religious elites.
Today’s Buzz covers average wait times to see a doctor, the use of the phrase “God bless America,” and Pope Francis’s “gentle revolution.”
Thousands of people from across the country gathered in Washington today for the annual March for Life, the world’s largest pro-life rally that in 2014 marks 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision to lift restrictions on abortion. Public opinion on abortion has remained relatively stable during the past several years. In 2013, PRRI found Americans who believe abortion should be illegal in all or most cases are outnumbered by those who say it should be legal, 42 percent to 54 percent. And today, advocates for making abortion illegal are re-vamping their efforts to recruit and mobilize young people to carry on the cause. But how does the profile of younger Americans who oppose abortion compare with that of their older counterparts?