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.
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The House GOP seems unlikely to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Why are they opposed to a policy that a majority of Republicans support?
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 today’s Buzz, the “Moral Mondays” movement expands beyond North Carolina into twelve states, Rick Perry turns himself in on two felony charges of abuse of power, the foreign press responds to Ferguson, a study finds that many marriages begin with hookups, and the mystery of the teen birth rate.
- The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work
- The Morning Buzz | Are the 10 Commandments Coming to an Alabama Courthouse?
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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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.”
New Graphic of the Week highlights American attitudes about unaccompanied children and immigration policy.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat.