Clergy & Churches

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

[07.28.2015]

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

[06.17.2015]

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

[04.28.2015]

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

[12.16.2014]

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

[11.25.2014]

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

[09.15.2014]

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

VIDEO: CBS Features PRRI Survey in Interview with Baptist Leader Russell Moore about the Future of Evangelicals in America

[04.23.2014]

In a recent interview with Russell Moore, CBS Sunday Morning featured a PRRI survey that showed young people are more likely to leave church over teachings about and treatment of LGBT people. Moore, the new leader on ethics and policy for the Southern Baptist Convention, discusses how the churches must adapt to declining membership and increasing secularization in the country.

In The Atlantic | Pope Francis’s Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition

[04.17.2014]

Click here to read The Atlantic article by Dr. Jones about how white evangelical Protestants are more aligned with official Roman Catholic Church positions than Catholics and how the Pope’s call for economic justice may effect this political match made in heaven.

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

[03.26.2014]

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

[03.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist!