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?
Would that we could all express our desire for the election to be over so adorably.
Today, anyone in Oklahoma who holds a license to carry a concealed firearm can carry a weapon out in the open, thanks to a new law that just went into effect. Earlier this summer, we found that most Americans oppose allowing people to carry concealed guns in certain public places, including in a church or place of worship, or on a college campus.
This week’s graphic of the week illustrates Americans’ attitudes toward God and natural disasters.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by a non-religious family, who say their children should not have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance because it contains the phrase “under God.”
A Reuters columnist explores the inequality exposed by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Ohio’s white working class could be the key to Obama’s reelection. These voters are also expanding the map for Romney, particularly in the Midwest. For more on the issues that will drive white working-class Americans to the polls, check out our recent survey.
The Vatican’s newspaper was more excited about the new James Bond movie than one would expect.
Never doubt that your cell phone can do amazing things.
Next time, follow this gentleman’s lead and relax during the hurricane by drinking a bottle of your finest wine.