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?
In which Bo Obama meets a giant version of himself, and has a small existential crisis.
After successes with several state ballot initiatives, gay rights activists are looking for new kinds of faith outreach.
In the Washington Post magazine, Laura Sessions Stepp profiles two Millennial women, exploring their attitudes toward their work life and careers. According to our recent survey, most younger Millennial women (age 18-25) believe that their race or gender will make no difference in their career.
As the debate over the fiscal cliff continues to heat up, American multinational corporations are seeking a change to the tax code that would eliminate taxes on profits earned overseas. A majority (55%) of American voters favor eliminating tax breaks for large corporations as a solution to the federal deficit.
Should Romney have been surprised when he lost the election last November? According to Nate Silver, campaigns’ internal polls are usually considerably more optimistic than public polls.