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?
Surprisingly few Americans drink decaf. Maybe more people should try waking up with the Morning Buzz! (Thanks to Neil for sending this in.)
At the New York Times, some interesting commentary on conversations about homosexuality within the black church. Seven-in-ten black Americans believe that sex between two adults of the same gender is a sin, compared to less than half of non-Hispanic whites.
This may not come as a shock to people who watched the presidential debates last fall, but a new study shows that the reactions of Twitter users are rarely representative of overall public opinion.
Are Americans as conservative as their elected officials think?
Yes, there was a day in the not-so-distant past when the White House could be described as “an outstanding example of a firetrap.”
Tomorrow, PRRI intern Crystal Tsoi will take the reins of the Morning Buzz. I am excited to leave the Buzz in her capable hands, and I’ll see you on Thursday morning.