The PRRI Blog
A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme
Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.
It’s curtains for the radio network founded by doomsday prophet Harold Camping, who predicted that the end of the world would happen two years ago. Although more than one-third (36%) of Americans believe that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times, they appear to be leery of putting a date and time on the apocalypse; last December, only 2% of Americans said the end of the world, as predicted by the ancient Mayans, would happen by the end of the year.
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.
On Tuesday, senators decided to boost security requirements around student visas, citing the Boston Marathon attacks as the impetus for their actions. More than 8-in-10 Americans say that promoting national security should be a very or extremely guiding factor in immigration reform.
Pablo Pantoja, the RNC’s State Director of Florida Outreach, wrote an open letter announcing that he is switching his political allegiances to the Democrats in the wake of the Heritage Foundation’s recent report on immigration reform, co-authored by a researcher who had previously suggested that Hispanic immigrants have lower IQs.
Sen. Rand Paul is aggressively courting evangelical voters in an attempt to win over the GOP establishment. This shouldn’t be too difficult, given Sen. Paul’s Tea Party roots – a 2010 PRRI analysis showed significant overlap between the Christian conservative movement and the Tea Party movement.
The election of the first African American president in 2008 spurred a renewed interest in the relationship between racial prejudice and voting behavior. But what happens when we begin to expand the definition of prejudice?
A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America.
A Texas judge ruled that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can carry banners emblazoned with Bible verses before football games. More than three-quarters (76%) of Americans also agree that public high schools should be allowed to sponsor prayer before football games.