Politics & Government

Event Wrap-up | What Motivated Voters During the Midterm Election: 2014 Post-Election American Values Survey

[11.14.2014]

This week, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones presented the findings our post-election American Values Survey to a packed auditorium and joined our distinguished panel of experts in analyzing the survey’s findings.

AUDIO | PRRI’s Robert P. Jones discusses midterm election outcomes on Huffington Post podcast

[11.07.2014]

On this week’s Huffington Post All Together podcast, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones joins host and executive editor Paul Rausenbusch to discuss “the faith factor” in the 2014 midterm elections. With a resounding win, Republicans seized control of the Senate and maintained their majority in the House; what bearing did white christian voters–especially Catholics–have on the outcome? Did the threat against religious liberties hit home with voters? How did people of other religions, like Jews and the unaffiliated, cast their vote? Click here to listen to the full program about religion’s role in the GOP victory on Tuesday.

In Politico | Religious groups backed workplace measures

[11.07.2014]

A new Politico article on religious groups backing workplace measures like raising the minimum wage and extending paid sick leave relies on PRRI data to make its case.

Signs of a Changing Political Landscape in a “Ho Hum” Election

[11.05.2014]

Despite Democrats’ current advantage among young voters, age and race are two divisions within the Millennial cohort that may affect Democrats’ solid performance with young Americans in future elections.

Listen to PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones on Interfaith Voices

[10.27.2014]

Over the weekend, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones made two appearances on the NPR program Interfaith Voices: in one segment, Jones discusses with host Maureen Fiedler how perceptions of Muslims have reached a new low among Americans; in the second conversation with Fiedler, Jones talks about how religious changes in the south—namely, a decrease in the number of white evangelical Protestants—are impacting the upcoming midterm election. “Only six percent of […]

Jones Speaks at Episcopal Church’s “Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good”

[10.24.2014]

Earlier this week, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones spoke at The Episcopal Church’s forum, ”Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good.” Jones joined the Huffington Post’s Executive Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at the historic Christ Church in Philadelphia for a morning of discourse on political civility, the changing American electorate, and what role religious organizations play in promoting civil conversation. The entire forum, including […]

Report: Is Civility Possible?

[10.22.2014]

A new report analyzes data from over 20 surveys to see how Americans feel about civility in American politics and public discourse.

On Brookings’ FixGov | When Obama Lost White Millennials

[10.21.2014]

Research Director Daniel Cox examines when President Obama lost the support of his tried-and-true demographic: white Millennials.

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 […]

Introducing the American Values Atlas (AVA)

[09.19.2014]

PRRI and SSRS are excited to announce the launch of the American Values Atlas (AVA), a powerful new online tool for understanding the complex demographic, political, and religious changes occurring in the United States today.