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.
This week’s Graphic of the Week asks if football has replaced baseball as America’s national sport. A majority of Americans (55%) say that football has pulled ahead with the strongest supporters being southerners (63%), Blacks (69%), and millennials (64%). Northeasterners are the least likely to believe that baseball has been replaced by football, an unsurprising outlier given the high concentration of incredibly popular baseball teams in this region.