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.
Despite the ups and downs of the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, public support for a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the United States illegally has remained steady throughout 2013.
In the face of inaction by the House, Julia Preston’s latest for The New York Times features PRRI’s Hispanic Values Survey findings in exploring debates among immigrants currently living in the United States illegally over whether to hold out for a citizenship-only legislative approach or to settle for more protections that stop short of citizenship.
I recently appeared on State of Belief radio to discuss the findings of PRRI’s 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America, with host Rev. Welton Gaddy. He had some great questions for me, including a particularly interesting one about the differences in composition between libertarians and those who identify with the Tea Party movement.
With seven Republican senators and all 55 Democratic senators publicly on board, it now seems likely that the Senate will debate and vote this week on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox joined hosts Andrew Rugg and Stuart James for the latest edition of Banter, the American Enterprise Institute’s weekly podcast, to discuss the findings of the 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America.
Voice of America’s Jerome Socolovsky recently sat down with PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones to discuss the launch of America’s first nontheist political action committee, which aims to represent Americans who don’t believe in God by promoting secular government and providing support for atheist, agnostic and humanist political candidates. Currently, Socolovsky reports there are no members of Congress who are openly atheist and thus the growing number of religiously… more
Laurie Goodstein has penned a great new article for The New York Times on PRRI’s Hispanic Values Survey. Goodstein, who interviewed PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones in Austin upon the report’s release at the Religion Newswriters Association annual conference, highlights the challenges facing Republicans as they aim to win over Hispanic voters in coming elections. The outlook for Republicans has grown increasingly negative since 2004, when President George W…. more
In my latest for Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I explore race relations in America 50 years following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington: As King looked out on the crowd that hot August day half a century ago, he painted a portrait of equality, economic opportunity and integration, and called Americans to live into this aspirational vision…. more
PRRI’s 2013 Economic Values Survey, conducted in partnership with the Brookings Institution, has attracted significant media attention by providing a new perspective on the American religious landscape that identifies religious progressives, religious moderates and religious conservatives. PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones has given several radio interviews addressing the survey’s findings, including speaking on Interfaith Alliance’s State of Belief about the challenges facing the both religious conservatives and religious progressives in… more