Robert P. Jones

In The Atlantic: Pope Francis’s Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition

[04.17.2014]

Click here to read The Atlantic article by Dr. Jones about how white evangelical Protestants are more aligned with official Roman Catholic Church positions than Catholics and how the Pope’s call for economic justice may effect this political match made in heaven.

As Judge Overturns ban, new PRRI Survey Sheds Light on Texans’ Views on Same-Sex Marriage

[02.26.2014]

Judge Orlando Garcia said in his decision that “state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution,” but added that the ban on same-sex marriage would remain in place until an appeals court can rule on the case. How will Texans react? PRRI’s A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues provides some insight.

Do You Believe? Americans Less Likely to Believe in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Than a Decade Ago

[12.17.2013]

My latest column for Huffington Post Religion explores the findings of PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just this morning, on the drop in the number of Americans who believe the Bible’s Christmas story is historically accurate.

13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013

[12.16.2013]

It’s been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on “Figuring Faith,” my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013!

Across Religious and Party Lines, Steady Support for Path to Citizenship

[11.25.2013]

Despite the ups and downs of the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, public support for a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the United States illegally has remained steady throughout 2013.

PRRI CEO Robert Jones Takes to the Airwaves to Unpack Relationship between Libertarians, Tea Party

[11.05.2013]

I recently appeared on State of Belief radio to discuss the findings of PRRI’s 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America, with host Rev. Welton Gaddy. He had some great questions for me, including a particularly interesting one about the differences in composition between libertarians and those who identify with the Tea Party movement.

Most Republicans, Evangelicals Support ENDA

[11.05.2013]

With seven Republican senators and all 55 Democratic senators publicly on board, it now seems likely that the Senate will debate and vote this week on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

In Search of Libertarians in America

[10.29.2013]

As we release the 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America, my latest column for The Washington Post explores the complex relationships between libertarians, the Tea Party and the Christian right and the roles these key conservative constituencies are playing in politics today.

Why GOP Opposition to Obamacare Will Hurt Hispanic Outreach

[10.04.2013]

In this week’s Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I examine how GOP efforts to excise funding for the 2010 Affordable Care Act from the federal budget may affect the party’s long-term success with reaching the growing number of Hispanic voters in the United States.

Is King’s Dream Still Alive?

[08.26.2013]

In my latest for Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I explore race relations in America 50 years following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington: As King looked out on the crowd that hot August day half a century ago, he painted a portrait of equality, economic opportunity and integration, and called Americans to live into this aspirational vision. […]