Economy

With Delayed Grand Jury Ruling, Unrest in Ferguson Continues

[10.08.2014]

Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level.

Watch Robert P. Jones on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report”

[10.03.2014]

On Friday, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones appeared on MSNBC’s The Reid Report to discuss how Americans are dispirited about the economy despite the release of new data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics showing an increase in jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate. The live segment also covered the American Dream, immigration reform, and other findings from the 2014 American Values Survey.   Jones reported the public is waking […]

Event Wrap-up | American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality and Doubts about the Future

[09.29.2014]

On September 23, 2014, Public Religion Research Institute released findings from our American Values Survey 2014, “Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future.” We found that Americans have a decidedly gloomy outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation. The event, held at Brookings’ Falk Auditorium, featured panelists Dr. Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Joy Reid (MSNBC), and Henry Olsen (American Enterprise Institute). William Galston and E.J. Dionne, from the Brookings Governance Studies program, moderated the presentation. The conversation was followed by a lively Q&A with the audience.

Graphic of the Week | 4-in-10 Americans Experiencing Economic Insecurity

[09.24.2014]

Economic hardships continue to plague the American public, reports PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

New Survey | Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future: Findings from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

[09.23.2014]

Today, PRRI released our American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future. Although the economy has improved overall, findings show Americans have a bleak outlook on their personal financial situation and the economic future of the country.

Brookings Institution Releases New Report: Faith in Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives

[04.28.2014]

The Brookings Institution released a new report last Thursday, “Faith in Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives,” which inform Americans about the role of religion in the movement for economic justice.

Are you paying too much in taxes?

[04.10.2014]

As millions of Americans rush to finish their tax returns by the looming April 15th deadline, many feel that their tax bills are too high.

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.