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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 […]

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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 […]

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Morning Buzz | A Frightening Proposition for Democrats: Millennials Are the New Swing Vote


[10.31.2014]

In today’s buzz, Mississippi is serious about its Christianity, Evangelicals are hesitant about Republicans, and Hillary Clinton makes a scary Halloween costume.

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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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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.

The Catholic Clash: How Social Issues Divide Clergy and Congregants

[10.15.2014]

After liberal language is used in a synod report, Catholic conservatives bit back. But how do congregant values stack up against institutional outlook?

With Delayed Grand Jury Ruling, Unrest in Ferguson Continues

[10.08.2014]

Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level.

Graphic of the Week | Americans’ Racial Disconnect on Fairness and Discrimination

[10.06.2014]

Our latest infographic illustrates how colorblind Americans believe our criminal justice system to be—and how opinions shifted after the events in Ferguson, Mo.

Watch Robert P. Jones on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report”

[10.03.2014]

On Friday, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones appeared on MSNBC’s The Reid Report to discuss how Americans are dispirited about the economy despite the release of new data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics showing an increase in jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate. The live segment also covered the American Dream, immigration reform, and other findings from the 2014 American Values Survey.   Jones reported the public is waking […]

In The Atlantic | Is Support for Gay Marriage Dropping?

[10.02.2014]

Today, The Atlantic features an article by PRRI’s CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox, who push back against speculations, based on a single recent poll from Pew, that support for same-sex marriage is declining. They give four reasons why dips in support for same-sex marriage in individual polls do not indicate a reversal of the current trend.

PRRI Speaks with Alan Abramowitz about America’s Growing Political and Cultural Polarization

[10.01.2014]

PRRI Speaks with Alan Abramowitz about America’s Growing Political and Cultural Polarization


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