Justice & the Courts
President Obama’s recent visit to an Oklahoma prison highlighted the issue of mandatory minimums for non-violent drug offenders—here’s where Americans stand.
Ahead of arguments for the SCOTUS same-sex marriage case taking place next week, PRRI takes a look at support for same-sex marriage by religious affilliation.
Using new data from the PRRI American Values Atlas, we’re now able to see how each separate state feels about same-sex marriage.
A run-down of attitudes on same-sex marriage in Alabama.
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.
PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses how a question from the American Values Survey 2014 about whether black Americans and other minorities receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system vividly captures the strikingly different reactions of white and non-white Americans to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
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.
Today’s Buzz covers Colorado’s profits from marijuana taxes, why marijuana works to help people who are sick, and the generational gap between young and old Republicans on social issues.
Today’s Buzz covers the morality-legality gap in views about pornography, the state of unemployment in America, and religious liberty in the workplace.
Today’s Buzz covers a new same-sex marriage case in Wyoming, public opinion on the issue of job protections for LGBT workers, and how many Americans believe AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behavior.