Melissa Deckman

Favorability and the 2016 Presidential Race: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump


A look at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s favorability among white and non-white, unaffiliated, and married and single voters.

Melissa Deckman on the Limits of Libertarianism for Women


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

The Times, Are They A-Changin’?


Will the Catholic Church expand the priesthood to women? Melissa Deckman and Laura Olson argue this would be met with support from the American Catholic laity.

The GOP’s Marriage Problem


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


Will the GOP’s “woman problem” persist in the 2012 election? PRRI Affiliated Scholar Melissa Deckman helps to answer this question.

Abortion Politics, 2012 Style


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


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


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