Janelle Wong is an Associate Professor of American Studies and the Director of Asian American Studies at University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Her research focuses on race, immigration, and political mobilization. Dr. Wong is the author of Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. She is currently working on a book about the impact Asian American and Latino evangelical Christians will have on the traditional conservative Christian movement and immigrant political participation. Recently, PRRI had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Wong in depth about some of the 2014 American Values Survey’s findings on Asian Americans.
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Two of the best quarterbacks in the league have very different opinions on the role God plays in sporting events. Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson made headlines this week not only for mounting an extremely improbable comeback to beat the Green Bay Packers’ in the NFC Championship game, but also for heading to church after the game. Wilson then took to Twitter to express his gratitude to God and to honor him, […]
In an article on Fox News’ desire to expand its audience and influence, the New York Times Magazine interviews PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones on where the network could draw new viewers from.
A PRRI survey found that Americans have a double standard on religious when evaluating violence committed by self-identified Christians and Muslims.
In today’s buzz, Twitter users are overwhelmingly pro-marijuana and a new study suggests family responsibilities may be keeping women out of politics.
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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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PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones appears on Georgia’s Public Broadcasting to discuss Americans’ attitudes about race and the criminal justice system in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Mo.
Today is #GivingTuesday, a day when Americans can show their support for their favorite nonprofit. We hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible contribution to PRRI’s research today.
A sizable minority of Americans who attend religious services at least once a month are hearing about climate change from their religious leaders.