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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.

PRRI Talks with David Gushee about His ABP Series on Christianity and LGBT Issues

[08.13.2014]

PRRI sat down with Dr. David Gushee, the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, to discuss the his series in ABP on Christianity and LGBT issues, and how it fits into the broader scope of his work.

Why Loyalty to their Tea Party Constituents Is Holding Back House Republicans on Immigration Reform

[08.08.2014]

The House GOP seems unlikely to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Why are they opposed to a policy that a majority of Republicans support?

Morning Buzz The Morning Buzz

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage


[08.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty.

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Robert Jones Figuring Faith

In Figuring Faith | 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!

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Target’s Support for Same-sex Marriage Mirrors Customers’ Views

[08.07.2014]

Target’s endorsement of same-sex marriage won’t alienate customers, but Walmart could see more of a backlash from shoppers should the big-box store follow its competitor’s lead.

In The Atlantic | Crossing Party Lines at the Border by Robert P. Jones

[08.01.2014]

CEO Robert P. Jones has penned an article for The Atlantic giving further insight into the data. According to Jones, Americans’ perspective about the situation at the border, and how best to address it, is one of “compassionate pragmatism.”

Unaccompanied Children and Immigration Policy

[07.31.2014]

New Graphic of the Week highlights American attitudes about unaccompanied children and immigration policy.

Media Roundup | Coverage of PRRI’s New Survey on Unaccompanied Children at the U.S. Border

[07.30.2014]

A list of PRRI’s media coverage this week in response to the release of our new survey on unaccompanied children coming across the U.S. border from Central America.

In the New York Times | PRRI Data on Unaccompanied Children Crossing U.S. Border from Central America

[07.29.2014]

On July 29, 2014, the New York Times featured an article about PRRI’s latest poll which surveys Americans on unaccompanied children arriving in the United States from Central America.

PRRI in The Economist | Same-sex Marriage Poses Existential Problem for American Religions

[07.23.2014]

PRRI is back in the news, this time appearing in a story in The Economist, which questions whether the shift in support for same-sex marriage in the U.S. poses an existential problem for religious denominations that currently oppose it.

Richard Land vs. Russell Moore: The Changing Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

[07.16.2014]

PRRI’s latest blog post explores Richard Land’s downfall as the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and it’s new leadership under Russell Moore.

In Huffington Post | Millennials Unmotivated to Fight Resurging Culture Wars

[07.11.2014]

Huffington Post features an article by PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox that explores why Millennials aren’t likely to take the baton of culture war politics that Baby Boomers have carried for the past several decades.

PRRI In the News | Politico Examines Growing Evangelical Support for Same-Sex Marriage

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[07.08.2014]

Politico Magazine examines why more evangelical Christians are breaking with their church’s condemnation of same-sex relationships using PRRI’s major study, “A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues.”

In the News: AUDIO | Robert P. Jones Talks Contraception Coverage Mandate at the Heart of the Hobby Lobby Case before the Supreme Court in Two National Radio Interviews

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[06.25.2014]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses the findings of a poll asking Americans about the ACA’s contraception coverage mandate in light of the anticipated SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases on several national radio programs, including his new series “Faith by the Numbers” on NPR’s Interfaith Voices with host Maureen Fiedler and State of Belief with host Reverend Welton Gaddy.


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