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?
Happy Independence Day! Welcome to a special red, white and buzzed edition.
How does that beer you’re drinking rank on the list of American brews? Find out here.
Check out our new Graphic of the Week for a look at who is most likely to be decked out in red, white and blue this July 4th. And, in his latest column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox discusses how feeling like a typical American makes folks more inclined to display an American flag or sing the national anthem.
A hemp-made flag is set to fly today over the U.S. Capitol. Given Americans’ divided support on marijuana legalization, it’s no surprise they’re also split on whether the hemp plant should be legalized for farming.
If you’re planning to grill up some hot dogs today, check out this article on how the mystery meat has evolved through history.