Religious Liberty

The Morning Buzz | Megachurches Send Candidates to Congress

[07.22.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, megachurch candidates are winning primaries, some worry that the backlash to Hobby Lobby will make Democrats seem anti-religion, evangelicals question religion’s place in the public square, and researchers reevaluate the student debt crisis.

The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth

[07.21.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, raising the minimum wage could speed job growth, atheists are knitting bricks to protest the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby, legalized prostitution could lead to fewer rapes, tech companies recruit gay and lesbian employees, Muslims run during Ramadan, and travelers question whether they should board flights on airlines that have crashed.

The Morning Buzz |Was the “War on Women” a Winning Campaign Strategy in 2012?

[07.18.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, a federal judge overturns the death penalty in California, cities make it harder and harder for homeless people to survive, Republicans block a bill that would guarantee employees’ birth control coverage, PRRI Affiliated Scholar Melissa Deckman looks at the efficacy of the “war on women,” and atheists begin giving invocations at town meetings across the country.

Richard Land vs. Russell Moore: The Changing Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

[07.16.2014]

PRRI’s latest blog post explores Richard Land’s downfall as the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and it’s new leadership under Russell Moore.

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 | Are Obama and the Democrats to Blame for the Immigration Crisis?

[07.14.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explains why Millennials won’t venture back into the culture wars, Colorado’s attorney general says the state is in “legal chaos” over same-sex marriage, some blame Obama and the Democrats for the immigration crisis at the Southwest border, and an Alabama man fights for the right to carry his gun to the polls.

The Morning Buzz | Belief Trumps Knowledge about Climate Change and Evolution

[07.08.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers nonprofit religious organizations’ fight for further distance from the Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate, children of same-sex couples better off than their peers, Washington state allows retail sale of marijuana but will quickly run out of product, beliefs trump facts when it comes to how Americans feel about climate change and evolution, cities in the U.S. where women out-earn men.

The Morning Buzz | President Obama Vows to Fix Immigration Using Executive Power

[07.02.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers how various newspapers around the country reported the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, President Obama vows to fix immigration using his executive power, most Americans are pessimistic about the future, the Supreme Court Justices who have disagreed the most and least this last term, Georgia readies for the Safe Carry Protection Act.

The Morning Buzz | Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

[07.01.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, long-term unemployed Americans increasingly leaving the labor force entirely, Hillary Clinton’s approval ratings in decline, whose more angry: Democrats or Republicans?, 7 reason to mildly dislike Belgium before their World Cup match against the U.S.

In the News: AUDIO | Robert P. Jones Talks Contraception Coverage Mandate at the Heart of the Hobby Lobby Case before the Supreme Court in Two National Radio Interviews

[06.25.2014]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses the findings of a poll asking Americans about the ACA’s contraception coverage mandate in light of the anticipated SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases on several national radio programs, including his new series “Faith by the Numbers” on NPR’s Interfaith Voices with host Maureen Fiedler and State of Belief with host Reverend Welton Gaddy.