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Gay marriage in Dixieland? PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Unpacks the Possibility in The Atlantic

[03.10.2014]

This morning, The Atlantic featured a piece by PRRI’s CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones, The South’s Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage. Amid “the remarkable bevy of judicial decisions overturning bans on same-sex marriage in southern states such as Virginia, Kentucky, and Texas” recently, Jones points to PRRI’s LGBT survey, A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Issues.

The Link Between Anti-Gay Church Teachings and the Millennial Exodus

[03.05.2014]

In his latest for Sacred Matters, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines the role negative church teachings about, or treatment of, gay and lesbian people is playing in the decisions by roughly one-quarter (24 percent) of American Millennials (ages 18 to 34) to leave their childhood religions and to identify today as unaffiliated.

Is Soccer Destined to Become America’s National Pastime?

[02.07.2014]

PRRI’s Research Director Daniel Cox explores the possibility that soccer could replace football and baseball to become America’s national pastime in his latest for Huffington Post Sports. His piece follows news that British soccer star David Beckham has purchased a U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team in Miami, contributing to the league’s rapid growth and increasing popularity in America. But will the momentum continue?

FoxNews.com Interviews CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones on the Supernatural and the Super Bowl

[01.23.2014]

PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones sat down with FoxNews.com’s Lauren Green yesterday to discuss PRRI’s latest report, which examines Americans’ opinions on whether supernatural forces are at play in sports.

PRRI-RNS Holiday Survey Gains National Media Attention

[12.20.2013]

In case you missed it, PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, received significant national media coverage this week!

Do You Believe? Americans Less Likely to Believe in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Than a Decade Ago

[12.17.2013]

My latest column for Huffington Post Religion explores the findings of PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just this morning, on the drop in the number of Americans who believe the Bible’s Christmas story is historically accurate.

Poll: Christmas is a Commercial Holiday, Not a Sacred Holy Day, For Many

[12.17.2013]

Cathy Lynn Grossman’s latest for The Washington Post highlights the findings of PRRI’s most recent report, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, which explores Americans’ feelings toward the holiday season.

13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013

[12.16.2013]

It’s been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on “Figuring Faith,” my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013!

National Catholic Reporter Highlights PRRI Data in Exploration of American Catholics

[12.13.2013]

Brian Roewe’s latest piece for The National Catholic Reporter uses PRRI research to explore American Catholics’ opinions on a range of issues in light of the questionnaire distributed by the Vatican earlier this year, which asked bishops around the world to answer questions on topics like same-sex couples, marriage issues and contraception.

Miss PRRI’s Latest Immigration Report? Check Out National Media Coverage Here!

[12.02.2013]

In case you missed it, PRRI’s latest immigration survey report, What Americans (Still) Want From Immigration Reform, received significant national media coverage last week! Be sure to check out some thoughtful takes on the findings at The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, NPR, NBC, MSNBC, NBC Latino, Fox News Latino, The L.A. Times, and Time.