May, 2009

Analysis on California’s Proposition 8 and Religion


The role of religion in California’s Proposition 8 vote has been the subject of much interest and debate, but solid data on religion has been scattered. Recent analysis cautions against an overly simplistic view of the role of religion in the Proposition 8 vote.

Mainline Clergy on Gay and Lesbian Issues


A report released today by Public Religion Research finds that mainline Protestant clergy are broadly supportive of equality for gay and lesbian Americans.  The report is based on the most in-depth study ever conducted of theological and political attitudes among Mainline clergy toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the church and society. “Mainline clergy are generally more supportive of equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans than […]

Climate Change and Global Poverty Survey


A new survey conducted by Public Religion Research finds that a majority of Americans believe that the earth is getting warmer and that the U.S. has a responsibility to address climate change. Nearly 7-in-10 Americans and solid majorities of every religious group, including 71% of Catholics and nearly two-thirds (64%) of white evangelicals, believe there is solid evidence that the average temperature on earth has been increasing over the last […]