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?
Will the Boston bombings change views about Muslims and immigration reform? At Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones offers a view from the data.
At the New York Times, two op-ed contributors argue that the radicalization of young Muslims does not happen in mosques.
Some of the supporters of the new immigration reform bill may surprise you. But then again, maybe not, considering that majorities of all political and religious groups favor a path to citizenship with certain requirements.
If Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage, New England will become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states allow gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. What are the religious roots of these concentrated levels of support?
Paddling is back in vogue in the elementary schools of Marion County, Florida – but only once a semester.