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.
In the latest installment of “Faith Complex by the Numbers,” PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox discusses Republicans’ performance among Hispanic Americans in the 2012 election. As Mr. Cox observes, Latinos are not a single-issue constituency, and their strong support for Democrats last November may indicate the need for a new outreach strategy from Republicans. Watch the video below: