October, 2008

NPR: Obama Redraws Map of Religious Voters

[10.25.2008]

This most recent selection from National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” mentions the work of Public Religion Research, noting the positive shift in the relationship between the Democratic Party and religious voters. The full text is available from NPR’s website here. Obama Redraws Map of Religious Voters by Barbara Bradley Hagerty Religious language trips off Barack Obama’s tongue as if he were a native of the Bible Belt. From the […]

NPR: How McCain Shed Pariah Status Among Evangelicals

[10.25.2008]

This piece from National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” talks about the work of Public Religion Research, Robert P. Jones’ new book, Progressive and Religious, and the change in the political landscape from 2004 to 2008. The full text from NPR’s website is available here. How McCain Shed Pariah Status Among Evangelicals by Barbara Bradley Hagerty When it comes to evangelicals, John McCain has remade himself in eight short years. […]

Faith and Torture among Southern White Evangelicals

[10.24.2008]

A new article by the Oregonian profiles a new survey conducted by Public Religion Research on the issue of torture among southern white evangelicals. Torture and Evangelicals: Faith takes a back seat By Tom Krattenmaker The new findings about evangelicals and torture certainly won’t help in that regard. Commissioned by Mercer University and the Washington-based Faith in Public Life, and conducted by Public Religion Research, the survey finds that 57 […]

The Young and the Faithful

[10.08.2008]

A groundbreaking survey conducted by Public Religion Research and sponsored by Faith in Public Life details how younger Americans are transforming the political landscape in 2008. The report also reveals the issue priorities and the politics of young evangelicals and young Catholics. The full report can be found here. Some highlights include: Monthly worship attenders swing to Obama in 2008. The greatest shift in candidate preference between 2004 and 2008 has occurred among all […]