Clergy & Churches

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!

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

[03.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the pontiff’s first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the state’s death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don’t see global warming as a threat.

A Year in the Life of Pope Francis I

[03.13.2014]

Today marks one year since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church. Here’s a look back at some of Pope Francis’s most memorable moments during his first year in the Vatican.

How do Church Stances on LGBT Issues Affect Americans’ Decisions to Leave Religion?

[03.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the cost of passing on health insurance, a new and controversial statue of “Homeless Jesus,” and Thomas Edsall’s use of PRRI data in his latest for The New York Times.

Are Millennials Leaving Religion Over LGBT Issues?

[03.13.2014]

The fact that most Millennials who are now religiously unaffiliated were raised in a religious tradition raises important questions about the forces responsible for this recent shift. PRRI’s latest survey finds one reason for high rates of disaffiliation among Millennials is their perception about how religious institutions treat gay and lesbian people.

Reasons for Increasing Support for Same-sex Marriage in the South

[03.11.2014]

On its home page, The Atlantic features a piece by PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones, “The South’s Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage,” which explores the growth in support for same-sex marriage in Dixieland. In the South overall, support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically during the past decade, from 22 percent in 2003 to 48 percent in 2013.

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Same-sex Civil Unions

[03.06.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff’s remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion.