A decade after 62 percent of Ohio voters supported a state constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage, public opinion has undergone a significant shift. The issue of same-sex marriage divides Ohio voters right down the middle: 47 percent of Ohio voters favor allowing gay and lesbian people to marry, while just as many (47 percent) oppose the policy.
While immigration reform legislation has experienced its ups and downs during 2013, recent surveys have shown that American views on immigration have not budged over the course of the year.
In my latest column for Huffington Post Religion, I examine why such a high number of Millennials now identify as nonreligious and what influence this could have on the future of religion in America. With roughly three-in-ten (31 percent) Millennials now identifying as religiously unaffiliated the debate over why this generation is abandoning religion at an unprecedented rate has mostly centered around two explanations: Millennials are leaving because they do not like… more
In a new column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines the divide between American support for the general principle of affirmative action and its application in college admissions. His insight is well-timed, as the Supreme Court is set to rule later this month on the constitutionality of using race as a factor in college admissions. Cox explores PRRI’s latest findings as part of the spectrum of… more
Why have civil unions lost momentum? At the Monkey Cage, Dr. Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox explore shifts in public opinion on civil unions over the past decade.
In a column for Huffington Post Politics, I lay out a significant challenge for the Republican Party: the gap between Millennials (age 18-29) and white evangelical Protestants on controversial issues like same-sex marriage.
PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explores the role that the GOP’s close association with the Christian Right may have played among American Jews in the 2012 election:
PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox was featured in a segment on the Christian Broadcasting Network, which focused on our latest survey, “Diverse, Disillusioned, and Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election.”
Despite the common refrain that white working-class voters are heavily influenced by cultural “wedge” issues like abortion, white college-educated Americans’ vote choice is actually more affected by their stance on this issue.
As the final stretch of the presidential campaign nears, challenges that pollsters face are becoming increasingly important.