Robert P. Jones
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 this week’s “Figuring Faith,” I explore data on Americans’ attitudes toward politicians’ moral indiscretions, and conclude that Sanford’s recent victory in a special election for the House of Representatives seat he held in the 1990s before he was elected governor shows just how far political redemption can stretch
In a new column for Religion & Politics, I sketch the generational differences that divided Christians on the morality and legalization of marijuana use.
Figuring Faith | Will the Boston Bombing Change American Attitudes About Muslims and Immigration Reform?[04.25.2013]
In this week’s column for Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones examines the data on Americans’ attitudes toward Muslims and immigration reform.
A new survey from PRRI and the Brookings Institution shows that majorities of Democrats, independents, and Republicans favor allowing illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S. to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements. But what values are inspiring this unusual political unity on a controversial issue?
Late last week, GOP Sen. Rob Portman shocked commentators and fellow politicians by reversing his position on same-sex marriage, saying that his decision was inspired by his son, who is gay. In his latest for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones shows that this “family and friends effect” is quite potent when it comes to the issue of same-sex marriage.
In an interview with Duke University’s “Faith & Leadership,” I spoke about trends in religious research that will become increasingly important, including growing numbers of interreligious families and the rise of the religiously unaffiliated.
This weekend, I was interviewed by NPR’s Jacki Lyden about American Catholics’ perspectives on the next pope. In the segment, I observed that generally, American Catholics want more modernity from the new Roman Catholic pontiff.
Next month, the College of Cardinals will select a new pope. Their choice will help shape the trajectory of the Catholic Church, which has seen significant global demographic shifts over the past century, as well as tensions about the role of tradition and modern culture. In his latest column for Figuring Faith, his Washington Post blog, PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones tackles the difficult question of what American Catholics want from the new pope.
Just before President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address to Congress, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlined the state of public opinion on the issues that Obama was likely to address in his speech.