Melissa Deckman

Melissa Deckman on the Limits of Libertarianism for Women

[11.22.2013]

Affiliated scholar and PRRI board member Dr. Melissa Deckman discusses the gender gap in libertarianism today.

The Times, Are They A-Changin’?

[04.10.2013]

Might the Catholic Church be open to expanding the priesthood to women? Affiliated Scholars Melissa Deckman and Laura Olson show that this move would be met with the support of the American Catholic laity.

The GOP’s Marriage Problem

[11.16.2012]

In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, analysts have noted that the Republican nominee lost in large measure due to changing American demographics—particularly the rise of the Latino vote, non-white Christians, and the religiously unaffiliated. But another demographic trend also threatens to hurt Republican chances in the future: the decline of marriage.

The GOP’s Woman Problem

[10.03.2012]

Will the GOP’s “woman problem” persist in the 2012 election?

Abortion Politics, 2012 Style

[09.21.2012]

Is the “war on women” strategy a smart move by Democrats to court women voters, especially since it’s centered around abortion politics? The answer is complicated.

“The Life of Julia” Vs. The Tea Party

[08.07.2012]

Tea Party women dismiss “Julia,” the Obama campaign’s virtual poster girl for social welfare programs, as sexist propaganda. Do other Americans agree?

How an Evangelical College’s Lawsuit Could Help Romney

[07.24.2012]

Wheaton College’s recent lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate could be a helpful – but potentially dangerous – issue for Romney.