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Two-thirds of Catholics Oppose Refusing Service to LGBT People on Religious Grounds


As Kim Davis continues to make headlines, and the pope will speak on religious freedom in Philadelphia, we take a look at where US Catholics stand on the issue.

Ahead of Pope Visit, Racial and Ethnic Composition of Catholics in Each State


Although Hispanic Catholics are a fast-growing population in the U.S., Pope Francis will spend most of his time during his stateside tour visiting communities dominated by white Catholics.

Where Washington, D.C., NYC, and Philadelphia Catholics Differ—and Where They Agree


Ahead of Pope Francis’ trip to the U.S., we take a look at where Catholics in each of the cities he will visit stand on key policy issues.

Catholics Twice as Likely to Agree with Pope Francis on Climate Change Than Disagree, But Many Still Unfamiliar with Views


Pope Francis had made his stance on climate change clear, but American Catholics are largely divided on his position on the issue.

Not All Millennials are Social Media Mavens


Have millennials really earned their title as masters of social media? According to PRRI’s millennial survey, it depends on which platform you’re talking about.

In the New York Times | An Evangelical Revival in the Heart of New York


Sociologist Tony Carnes uses PRRI’s American Values Atlas to show that New York City’s evangelical population is booming—thanks largely to immigration.

Is America a Christian Nation? Majority of Americans Don’t Think So


Just in time for the weekend’s celebrations of everything Americana, PRRI finds that a plurality of Americans no longer believe the U.S. is a Christian nation.

Nearly One-quarter of Americans Oppose Same-sex Marriage While Supporting Nondiscrimination Laws


The Supreme Court ruling for same-sex marriage is just first of many hurdles the LGBT community faces as they strive for acceptance and equal rights.

In the Atlantic | After Same-Sex Marriage, Then What?


In his latest article for The Atlantic, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones explores what’s next for the LGBT community once SCOTUS rules on same-sex marriage.

Majority of Catholics for Religious Stewardship, One-Third Say God Gave Humans Dominion Over Earth


Ahead of the pope’s encyclical on the environment, PRRI looks at how Catholics compare with other religious Americans on the topics of dominion and stewardship.