Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
From the PRRI Blog
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 today’s Morning Buzz, megachurch candidates are winning primaries, some worry that the backlash to Hobby Lobby will make Democrats seem anti-religion, evangelicals question religion’s place in the public square, and researchers reevaluate the student debt crisis.
- The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth
- The Morning Buzz |Was the “War on Women” a Winning Campaign Strategy in 2012?
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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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.
Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.
Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, “How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor.” In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republican Party.
Media coverage of PRRI/Brookings’ report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 has been extensive following the survey’s release on Tuesday. Here is a round up of some great coverage.
On Tuesday, PRRI, in partnership with Brookings Institution, released a new survey, What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014.
What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.
Using PRRI data, The Atlantic argues that racial discrimination is being paraded as “religious freedom.”
PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week explores Americans’ views about the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate for certain types of businesses, including privately owned corporations.
The latest edition of Time Magazine reports on the transgender revolution, another movement that, like same-sex marriage, is challenging long-standing American norms and beliefs about sexuality and gender. Cited in the cover story is recent data from PRRI which shows nine percent of Americans say they have a close friend or family member who is transgender.