Politics & Government
Affiliated Scholar Paul A. Djupe explores data which sheds light on the level of racial resentment toward Obama among white Americans.
In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, analysts have noted that the Republican nominee lost in large measure due to changing American demographics—particularly the rise of the Latino vote, non-white Christians, and the religiously unaffiliated. But another demographic trend also threatens to hurt Republican chances in the future: the decline of marriage.
Just before the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones was interviewed by Religion & Politics’ Tiffany Stanley, who asked several important questions about what Dr. Jones will be looking for in the post-election data.
An exploration of the unaffiliated vote since 1980s shows two interesting features: first, the Democratic advantage among this group is not a recent phenomenon but stretches back at least as far as 1984, and second, that unaffiliated voters display unusually robust support for third-party and independent candidates.
In the wake of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s controversial comments about rape and God’s will, Dr. Robert P. Jones explores how religious Americans reconcile their theological convictions with public policy.
Initiatives for the legalization of marijuana are on the ballot in three states, and men who have never been married could be among their most enthusiastic proponents.
Test your knowledge of white working-class Americans with this quiz from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, based on the findings from PRRI’s recent survey.
After nearly four years in office, 16% of voters still (incorrectly) believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim.
There is little consensus among Americans about the best way to prevent mass shootings.
Tea Party women dismiss “Julia,” the Obama campaign’s virtual poster girl for social welfare programs, as sexist propaganda. Do other Americans agree?