Sports

In the Huffington Post | Future of Soccer in the U.S. May Rest at the Feet of Young Players

[01.29.2015]

PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox reports in the Huffington Post that, thanks to loyal youth soccer players, soccer could soon overtake football’s place in American’s hearts.

Infographic | Domestic Violence and the NFL

[01.28.2015]

The NFL has a history of handing down arbitrary or inadequate punishments for players convicted of domestic violence—how do Americans feel these athletes should be punished?

Morning Buzz | Mormon Church Shows (Some) Support For Gays, Lesbians

[01.28.2015]

In today’s buzz, soccer’s popularity growing in the US, Senate Dems block Keystone XL pipeline from moving forward, and Pope reportedly meets with transgender man.

God’s Role in Football: Russell Wilson vs. Aaron Rodgers

[01.23.2015]

Two of the best quarterbacks in the league have very different opinions on the role God plays in sporting events. Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson made headlines this week not only for mounting an extremely improbable comeback to beat the Green Bay Packers’ in the NFC Championship game, but also for heading to church after the game. Wilson then took to Twitter to express his gratitude to God and to honor him, […]

Morning Buzz | What’s God got to do with football devotion? Plenty.

[01.23.2015]

In today’s buzz, 1-in-4 believe there’s a “12th man” on the field, the country embraces gay athletes, and the NYT explains Pope Francis’ remarks on climate change.

Morning Buzz | President Obama To Talk Cybersecurity, Tax Cuts in SOTU

[01.20.2015]

In today’s buzz, Pope Francis urges “responsible parenthood,” Cuomo pushes to raise minimum wage, and the media predict Obama’s talking points in tonight’s SOTU.

There’s Nothing More American Than Apple Pie and . . . Football and Soccer?

[10.24.2014]

‘Cause it’s one, two, three strikes and baseball is out! Out of trend, that is, according to a recent New York Times article, which claims that baseball is no longer America’s favorite pastime. National viewership is declining, even as cable packages and online streaming services expand. Take the World Series, which is in full swing this week between two wild card teams – the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas […]

The Morning Buzz | What Do We Owe Iraq’s Christian Minority?

[07.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a botched execution in Arizona, a new book on fanaticism within big-time sports, Iraq’s Christian minority is in trouble, Republican governors stand to benefit from climate change regulations, and prices rise on Israeli carriers flying into Tel Aviv.

Morning Buzz | Studies Find Mentioning Religion on Resumes Lead to Fewer Interviews

[06.18.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers soccer and immigration, political parties and incarceration, the separation of church and state, and how college religious activities’ impact on hiring.

Morning Buzz | U.S. Catholic Bishops Re-evaluate Spending Habits

[06.16.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists.