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Are Transnational Ties Leading Latinos to Express Greater Concern about Climate Change?

[11.24.2014]

Nearly 6-in-10 (58 percent) Latinos believe that climate change is happening and humans are at fault, a view shared by less than half (42 percent) of non-Hispanic whites.

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PRRI Becomes New Member of AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative

[11.18.2014]

This week, PRRI was honored to become a charter member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s (AAPOR) Transparency Initiative.

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Event Wrap-up | What Motivated Voters During the Midterm Election: 2014 Post-Election American Values Survey

[11.14.2014]

This week, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones presented the findings our post-election American Values Survey to a packed auditorium and joined our distinguished panel of experts in analyzing the survey’s findings.

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Morning Buzz | Ferguson Grand Jury Clears Officer Involved in Shooting


[11.25.2014]

In today’s buzz, a St. Louis County grand jury will bring no criminal charges against the officer involved in Ferguson shooting.

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Media Roundup | Coverage of PRRI’s New Survey on Religion, Values, and Climate Change

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[11.25.2014]

The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Religion News Service, International Business Times, Huffington Post HuffPollster, The National Journal, Politico, and more covered our new climate change report.

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AUDIO | PRRI’s Robert P. Jones discusses midterm election outcomes on Huffington Post podcast

[11.07.2014]

On this week’s Huffington Post All Together podcast, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones joins host and executive editor Paul Rausenbusch to discuss “the faith factor” in the 2014 midterm elections. With a resounding win, Republicans seized control of the Senate and maintained their majority in the House; what bearing did white christian voters–especially Catholics–have on the outcome? Did the threat against religious liberties hit home with voters? How did people of other religions, like Jews and the unaffiliated, cast their vote? Click here to listen to the full program about religion’s role in the GOP victory on Tuesday.

In Politico | Religious groups backed workplace measures

[11.07.2014]

A new Politico article on religious groups backing workplace measures like raising the minimum wage and extending paid sick leave relies on PRRI data to make its case.

Signs of a Changing Political Landscape in a “Ho Hum” Election

[11.05.2014]

Despite Democrats’ current advantage among young voters, age and race are two divisions within the Millennial cohort that may affect Democrats’ solid performance with young Americans in future elections.

Listen to PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones on Interfaith Voices

[10.27.2014]

Over the weekend, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones made two appearances on the NPR program Interfaith Voices: in one segment, Jones discusses with host Maureen Fiedler how perceptions of Muslims have reached a new low among Americans; in the second conversation with Fiedler, Jones talks about how religious changes in the south—namely, a decrease in the number of white evangelical Protestants—are impacting the upcoming midterm election. “Only six percent of […]

There’s Nothing More American Than Apple Pie and . . . Football and Soccer?

[10.24.2014]

‘Cause it’s one, two, three strikes and baseball is out! Out of trend, that is, according to a recent New York Times article, which claims that baseball is no longer America’s favorite pastime. National viewership is declining, even as cable packages and online streaming services expand. Take the World Series, which is in full swing this week between two wild card teams – the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas […]

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 […]

Report: Is Civility Possible?

[10.22.2014]

A new report analyzes data from over 20 surveys to see how Americans feel about civility in American politics and public discourse.

On Brookings’ FixGov | When Obama Lost White Millennials

[10.21.2014]

Research Director Daniel Cox examines when President Obama lost the support of his tried-and-true demographic: white Millennials.

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Speaks at 32nd Annual Everett C. Parker Lecture

[10.21.2014]

Earlier this month, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones appeared on the religion and news media panel at the 32nd annual Everett C. Parker Lecture. Jones joined Rev. J. Bennett Guess, Executive Minister of Local Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ, and Gene Policinski, Chief Operating Officer of Newseum Institute and the Institute’s First Amendment Center, to discuss the interplay of religion and the media. In the talk, Jones […]

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.


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