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Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

[06.19.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.

Morning Buzz | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes new Atlantic piece from Dr. Jones, new HuffPo piece from Dan Cox, Hobby Lobby Case, excommunication in the Mormon Church, attitudes towards atheists, and Miranda v. Arizona.

Steady Support for Immigration Reform

[06.10.2014]

What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.

The Morning Buzz | Once Unaffiliated, Always Unaffiliated?

[04.29.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Jews remember the Holocaust in Poland, retention rates of the unaffiliated, Justice Department seeks to eliminate racial bias in criminal justice system, United Church of Christ files suit against North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage.

How do Church Stances on LGBT Issues Affect Americans’ Decisions to Leave Religion?

[03.13.2014]

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.

Are Millennials Leaving Religion Over LGBT Issues?

[03.13.2014]

The fact that most Millennials who are now religiously unaffiliated were raised in a religious tradition raises important questions about the forces responsible for this recent shift. PRRI’s latest survey finds one reason for high rates of disaffiliation among Millennials is their perception about how religious institutions treat gay and lesbian people.

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Same-sex Civil Unions

[03.06.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff’s remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion.

The Link Between Anti-Gay Church Teachings and the Millennial Exodus

[03.05.2014]

In his latest for Sacred Matters, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines the role negative church teachings about, or treatment of, gay and lesbian people is playing in the decisions by roughly one-quarter (24 percent) of American Millennials (ages 18 to 34) to leave their childhood religions and to identify today as unaffiliated.

PRRI Releases Groundbreaking Report Covering 10 Years of American Attitudes on LGBT Issues

[02.26.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the findings of PRRI’s just-released LGBT report, along with a look at nonreligious Alcoholics Anonymous groups and efforts by American Atheists to engage conservative leaders.

Was Coca-Cola Right? America’s Growing Religious Diversity

[02.06.2014]

“It’s Beautiful,” a Coca-Cola advertisement shown during the Super Bowl, encapsulates American ethnic and religious diversity and has prompted a diversity of responses on social media. A recent PRRI survey shows the growing religious differences between seniors, America’s oldest adults, and Millenials, America’s youngest adults are dramatic. More than 7-in-10 (71 percent) seniors identify as some type of white Christian. In contrast, less than 3-in-10 (28 percent) of Millennials identify as white Christian.