April, 2010

Justice Lived in the Faith Community: The Rise of Progressive Religious Activism


Public Religion Research Institute CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones served as a featured speaker at the recent Leading Edge Conference at Middle Collegiate Church. In response to numerous requests, we’ve posted the slides from the presentation below.

Strong Support for Immigration Reform in Ohio & Arkansas


A national re-contact survey and three state-level reports released today show strong support for immigration reform among residents of Ohio and Arkansas. “Like Americans overall, Ohio and Arkansas residents support a comprehensive approach to immigration reform by approximately a 2-to-1 margin,” said Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, which conducted the studies. Jones also noted that this strong support persists despite higher anxiety among Ohioans and Arkansans about economic vulnerability and competition with illegal immigrants for jobs. These state-level findings are generally consistent with findings from Public Religion Research Institute’s national survey on religion, values, and immigration reform, which was released in March.