In which Congress slowly begins to recognize that this internet fad is not going away.
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? If your cat needs a birthday present, may I suggest this? Our new survey finds large gender gaps on men and women’s expectations for Valentine’s Day. Men are twenty points more likely than women to predict that they will have… more
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.
A Republican congressman who happens to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, drew fire after decrying evolution and the Big Bang theory as “lies from the pit of hell.”
According to a new poll, the wealthy are smarter and more hard-working, but also greedier and more dishonest.
Although a few churches are using social media to connect with their congregants quite effectively, most places of worship have sparse online offerings and few Americans report using technology or social media for religious purposes.
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? Have you ever wondered where ice cream flavors go when they die? I don’t know if they go to ice cream heaven, but at least at Ben and Jerry’s, they get a proper burial. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a… more
Yesterday was Earth Day – what better excuse to meditate on religious (and non-religious) Americans’ varying perspectives on environmental issues? After all, nearly 6-in-10 (59%) of Americans say they hear clergy at their place of worship speak about the environment. From natural disasters to global warming to environmental policy, here are a few tidbits for your Earth Day enjoyment: Environmental Stewardship: Rick Santorum made headlines earlier in the election cycle… more
The evolution debate has returned to Tennessee. Almost 90 years after the famous Scopes Trial, a Tennessee bill that encourages students to question evolution will become law. The bill will go into effect without the governor’s signature. “The bill received strong bipartisan support, passing the House and Senate by a 3-to-1 margin,” explained Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. “But good legislation should bring clarity and not confusion. My concern is that… more
Today, New Hampshire primary voters are heading to the polls, but many politicos are already looking forward to the South Carolina primary, where religion will play a much greater role in determining voters’ choices. In this week’s post for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones illuminates why Rick Santorum, a Catholic, is actually a more apt ally for white evangelical Protestants. To learn more about where Santorum stands on hot-button… more