Immigration

On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

[06.12.2014]

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat.

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

[06.12.2014]

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.12.2014]

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, “How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor.” In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republican Party.

Media Roundup: Coverage of PRRI’s New Immigration Survey

[06.11.2014]

Media coverage of PRRI/Brookings’ report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 has been extensive following the survey’s release on Tuesday. Here is a round up of some great coverage.

What Do Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014?

[06.10.2014]

On Tuesday, PRRI, in partnership with Brookings Institution, released a new survey, What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014.

Republican Hispanic Outreach: Running Out of Time?

[03.11.2014]

Hispanic Americans are a becoming a crucial demographic for both political parties. However, in recent elections, Hispanics have strongly preferred Democratic candidates. Juhem Navarro-Rivera identifies a significant problem facing the Republican party — that for many conservative activists minority outreach is not a priority — and what Republicans must do to gain the Hispanic vote in the 2016 presidential election and beyond.

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.

Should Creationism be Taught Alongside Evolution in Schools?

[02.05.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers controversy over a Coca-Cola ad, a possible path forward for immigration reform, and evolution v. creationism.

Are Politicians Missing the Mark on Immigration Reform?

[02.04.2014]

Following the release of a set of principals to guide immigration reform by GOP leaders last week, President Obama indicated Friday that he’d be open to a bipartisan approach that might not include a new path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants currently living in the United States illegally, though the president reiterated that he did not support any plan that would create “two categories of people in this country—folks who are full-fledged citizens and folks who are not.” Just how bumpy the road ahead is will depend on whether the Republican principles stop short of guaranteeing some path to citizenship, even if it is not a new path to citizenship.

A Bipartisan Compromise on Immigration Reform?

[02.03.2014]

Today’s Morning Buzz covers why sports fans pray to God, the possible future of immigration reform in America, and Sikhs’ efforts to build understanding of their faith!