In today’s buzz, religiously unaffiliated women give most to charity, Southern attitudes on same-sex changing, and Obama avoiding political gridlock in Washington.
On this week’s Huffington Post All Together podcast, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones joins host and executive editor Paul Rausenbusch to discuss “the faith factor” in the 2014 midterm elections. With a resounding win, Republicans seized control of the Senate and maintained their majority in the House; what bearing did white christian voters–especially Catholics–have on the outcome? Did the threat against religious liberties hit home with voters? How did people of other religions, like Jews and the unaffiliated, cast their vote? Click here to listen to the full program about religion’s role in the GOP victory on Tuesday.
In today’s buzz, how the gender gap and the religiously unaffiliated impacts the upcoming midterm elections.
In today’s buzz, religious “seekers,” Republican faith ambassadors, and million dollar atheist settlements.
In today’s buzz, seven types of non-believers, controversial anti-Muslim ads, and Hobby Lobby’s traveling Bible museum.
Churches They Are a Changin’: Americans’ Attitudes Toward Same-sex Marriage Are Transforming the Face of Congregations[09.12.2014]
A new study released by Duke University finds that churches are increasingly welcoming gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships to their congregations. These findings underscore PRRI data that indicate religious groups have seen an astonishing shift in perspectives on same-sex marriage in the past decade.
In today’s buzz, a scholar reflects on the study of secularism, a millennial cries discrimination against his generation, and a “wall” made of crocheted “bricks” descends upon DC.
In today’s Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country’s least politically polarized state, and a Texas Democrat fights Ted Cruz and Obama on the immigration crisis.
Target’s endorsement of same-sex marriage won’t alienate customers, but Walmart could see more of a backlash from shoppers should the big-box store follow its competitor’s lead.
Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.