Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, folks.
Nate Silver calculates the probability that 2012 might actually resemble 2008. His conclusion? Obama now has a 20% chance of actually beating his 2008 margin in the popular vote.
In other news, Bill Clinton is only one Irish house away from running for president of the Emerald Isle.
Providing some much needed historical context, PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera examines “changes and continuity” among white voters without a college education.
Connecticut is preparing to test the political IQ of overseas voters like never before.
More than 6-in-10 Americans agree that God has granted America a special place in human history. How America should achieve this exceptional role is, however, being fiercely debated by the two presidential candidates.
The election has already started in the two-dozen states where early voting is permitted. NPR reports that 35% of the votes in the 2012 general election could be cast before November 6.
There is not a single Starbucks in the whole of Scandinavia? Seriously?