Government Partnerships With Faith-Based Organizations: Looking Back, Moving Forward
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, established by President Barack Obama, plans to expand partnerships between the government and faith-based and community organizations for the delivery of social services.
Shooting Sparks Abortion Debate Online
Discussions surrounding the murder of George Tiller far outpaced Obama’s Cairo speech and the economy online.
Different Stories, Different Audiences
Four-in-ten of those who watch Fox News regularly say that coverage of Obama has not been critical enough.
The Shared Search for Health Information on the Internet
While most Americans still turn to a doctor for health information, a growing number research and discuss medical issues on the internet. Fully 61% have gone online for health info — up from 25% in 2000 — and most report positive experiences. More adults are turning to the internet for fitness and exercise information as well.
Most Latino Evangelicals Pray Every Day
Hispanic evangelicals are more likely to pray daily than Hispanics who belong to other major religious groups.
Obama’s Trip Spotlights Middle East
The president’s speech focused attention on subjects — Iraq, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — which had received relatively little coverage this year.
Brides, Grooms Often Have Different Faiths
Buddhists and the religiously unaffiliated are the most likely to have a spouse or partner with a different religious background, while Mormons and Hindus are the least likely to marry or live with a partner outside their own faith.
Gen Next Squeezed By Recession, But Most See Better Times Ahead
While the economic downturn is falling quite heavily on younger Americans, their overall outlook remains optimistic. A new survey also finds Generation Next expressing more liberal views when compared with older age cohorts as well as evidence of increased political engagement.
First Impressions of Sotomayor Mostly Positive
While a plurality of Americans say coverage of the nomination has been fair, Republicans are significantly more likely to say it has not been critical enough.
Same-Sex Marriage Continues Blog Dominance
Gay marriage has bubbled up again and again online in a debate often missing from the mainstream media.