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Richard Land vs. Russell Moore: The Changing Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

[07.16.2014]

PRRI’s latest blog post explores Richard Land’s downfall as the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and it’s new leadership under Russell Moore.

In Huffington Post | Millennials Unmotivated to Fight Resurging Culture Wars

[07.11.2014]

Huffington Post features an article by PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox that explores why Millennials aren’t likely to take the baton of culture war politics that Baby Boomers have carried for the past several decades.

In the News: AUDIO | Robert P. Jones Talks Contraception Coverage Mandate at the Heart of the Hobby Lobby Case before the Supreme Court in Two National Radio Interviews

[06.25.2014]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses the findings of a poll asking Americans about the ACA’s contraception coverage mandate in light of the anticipated SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases on several national radio programs, including his new series “Faith by the Numbers” on NPR’s Interfaith Voices with host Maureen Fiedler and State of Belief with host Reverend Welton Gaddy.

On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

[06.12.2014]

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat.

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

[06.12.2014]

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.12.2014]

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, “How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor.” In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republican Party.

Media Roundup: Coverage of PRRI’s New Immigration Survey

[06.11.2014]

Media coverage of PRRI/Brookings’ report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 has been extensive following the survey’s release on Tuesday. Here is a round up of some great coverage.

What Do Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014?

[06.10.2014]

On Tuesday, PRRI, in partnership with Brookings Institution, released a new survey, What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014.

Steady Support for Immigration Reform

[06.10.2014]

What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.

In The Atlantic | Racism Masked as Religious Liberty

[06.05.2014]

Using PRRI data, The Atlantic argues that racial discrimination is being paraded as “religious freedom.”