January, 2011

“A Pastoral Letter Regarding Bullying and Suicide”

[01.27.2011]

In the wake of the recent string of teen suicides, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), drafted a letter to the church calling on its members to stand up against bullying. In the letter, she cited the October PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service. Dear Disciples, The wave of […]

What Americans Think about Civility

[01.25.2011]

With President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight, we wanted to bring to your attention to three recent non-partisan national surveys from Public Religion Research Institute that identified Americans’ views on civility, a topic that will surely be discussed in the President’s speech.In totality, this set of publicly released polls are the most comprehensive data on civility, the moral state of the union, and who most Americans believe are […]

Even before Arizona shootings, majority of Americans saw lack of civility as a serious problem

[01.14.2011]

  Recent polling reveals that the public saw the lack of civility in American politics as a serious problem, even before the shootings of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, Arizona.The PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in partnership with Religion News Service, found that more than eight-in-ten Americans say the lack of civil or respectful discourse in our political system is a serious […]