Robert P. Jones

In the Atlantic | What Americans Actually Think About Immigration

[02.25.2015]

In his latest article in The Atlantic, Robert Jones uses data from the American Values Atlas (AVA) to show what Americans really think about immigration reform.

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Hosts El-Hibri Foundation Webinar

[02.19.2015]

As part of the El-Hibri Foundation’s World Interfaith Harmony Week Series, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones hosted a webinar titled “10 Things You Must Know About: Changing Landscape in Religious America From Surveys.”

In the Atlantic | Even Republicans Love Obama’s Immigration Policies

[02.13.2015]

In his latest column in The Atlantic, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones provides insight into why the GOP may benefit from embracing immigration reform legislation.

Support for Same-sex Marriage in Alabama Lowest in Nation

[02.10.2015]

A run-down of attitudes on same-sex marriage in Alabama.

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Talks God, Football on Interfaith Voices

[02.02.2015]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones appeared on the NPR program Interfaith Voices to discuss the findings of PRRI’s third annual religion and sports survey.

Jones Speaks at Episcopal Church’s “Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good”

[10.24.2014]

Earlier this week, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones spoke at The Episcopal Church’s forum, ”Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good.” Jones joined the Huffington Post’s Executive Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at the historic Christ Church in Philadelphia for a morning of discourse on political civility, the changing American electorate, and what role religious organizations play in promoting civil conversation. The entire forum, including […]

In The Atlantic | Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge with Them

[10.17.2014]

In PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones’ latest article in The Atlantic, he examines the slim margin between Republicans and Democrats in five key Senate races this midterm election. Although the GOP has historically enjoyed stalwart support from what was once considered a base constituency, white evangelical Protestants are dwindling in numbers—not only in the South but throughout the United States. In fact, the number of white evangelical Protestants nationwide has slipped from 22 percent in 2007 to 18 percent today, which may not bode well for Republicans at the polls this November.

In The Atlantic | Is Support for Gay Marriage Dropping?

[10.02.2014]

Today, The Atlantic features an article by PRRI’s CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox, who push back against speculations, based on a single recent poll from Pew, that support for same-sex marriage is declining. They give four reasons why dips in support for same-sex marriage in individual polls do not indicate a reversal of the current trend.

On Brookings’ FixGov | Six Days After Ferguson: America’s Racial Disconnect in One Chart

[09.30.2014]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses how a question from the American Values Survey 2014 about whether black Americans and other minorities receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system vividly captures the strikingly different reactions of white and non-white Americans to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

In The Atlantic | Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson by Robert P. Jones

[08.21.2014]

Today, The Atlantic’s most popular article is a feature by PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones, which explores one important reason why whites perceive the issue of race in America so differently than blacks. According to Jones, many whites have difficulty understanding the problems faced by black Americans which led to the unrest in Ferguson Mo. simply because whites are socially isolated from African Americans and their experiences. Most whites are surrounded predominantly—if not exclusively—by other white friends and family.