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?
You’ll be relieved to know that in the event of a nuclear bomb, the beer will still be safe to drink.
Our latest survey, which highlights white working-class Americans’ vote, values, and worldview (and upends a few stereotypes along the way), is now available for your perusal.
Voters’ reaction to Romney’s 47% gaffe are, overall, negative.
Meanwhile, NPR’s Planet Money has a visual breakdown of who, exactly, is part of the 47%.
An anti-Muslim ad is set to debut in the New York City subway. The Metropolitan Transit Authority tried to reject the ads, but lost to the advertisers in court. Americans are divided on whether the values of Islam are consistent with American values.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul tied his anti-war beliefs to the debate over abortion, saying that Jesus would not have “condoned killing.”
Would you care to purchase an abandoned lighthouse or hospital? The world of dilapidated structures is before you, my friends.