Clergy & Churches

In the Atlantic | Evangelicals Discover Moral Ambiguity on the Death Penalty


In his latest for The Atlantic, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones explores the significance of the NAE’s new resolution on the death penalty.

Ahead of Pope Visit, Racial and Ethnic Composition of Catholics in Each State


Although Hispanic Catholics are a fast-growing population in the U.S., Pope Francis will spend most of his time during his stateside tour visiting communities dominated by white Catholics.

A Profile of Former Catholics in the U.S.


Analysis of the new PRRI/RNS survey looks at the 15 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic but no longer identify as such.

Catholics Twice as Likely to Agree with Pope Francis on Climate Change Than Disagree, But Many Still Unfamiliar with Views


Pope Francis had made his stance on climate change clear, but American Catholics are largely divided on his position on the issue.

In the New York Times | Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand


The pope’s U.S. visit comes at a pivotal time for the LGBT community. According to the American Values Atlas, 60 percent of Catholics favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally.

Majority of Catholics for Religious Stewardship, One-Third Say God Gave Humans Dominion Over Earth


Ahead of the pope’s encyclical on the environment, PRRI looks at how Catholics compare with other religious Americans on the topics of dominion and stewardship.

White, Hispanic Catholics Disagree on Issue of Climate Change


PRRI finds an ideological divide among white and Hispanic Catholics on issues related to the existence, cause, and severity of climate change.

Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays


The battle of “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays” is feistier than ever this year. Our latest public opinion numbers on holiday greetings and festivities.

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


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.

PRRI in the New York Times | Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons with Gay Children


A recent New York Times article on growing acceptance of the gay community within Mormonism features PRRI data from our 2014 LGBT survey.