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PRRI Speaks with Mark A. Smith About “Culture Wars,” Same-sex Marriage, and the AVA

[03.19.2015]

Mark A. Smith is professor of Political Science and an adjunct professor of Comparative Religion and Communication at the University of Washington. His research focuses on economic and religious groups, ideas, and influences in American politics. In his new book, Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics, Dr. Smith argues that religion is not nearly the unchanging conservative influence in American politics that we have come to think it is and is best understood as responding to changing political and cultural values rather than shaping them.

How Religiously Unaffiliated Is Your City?

[03.16.2015]

Using the new American Values Atlas (AVA), we rank the 30 largest metro areas by religious un-affiliation.

Listen to PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones on “State of Belief”

[03.09.2015]

PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones appears on State of Belief to discuss the newly released American Values Atlas (AVA) with host Rev. Welton Gaddy.

The Three Religious Traditions That Dominate the U.S.

[03.04.2015]

With America’s religious landscape becoming increasingly diverse, we tap into data from the American Values Atlas to see the top three religions in each state.

Asset or Burden: How Americans View Immigrants

[03.02.2015]

As House Reps continue to fight President Obama’s executive action on immigration, we look at how each state views the effect of immigrants on American society.

In the Washington Post | On immigration policy, the GOP is out of touch with the rest of America

[02.26.2015]

The Washington Post’s editorial board calls PRRI’s new American Values Atlas (AVA) a “large and important new survey.”

How Each State Feels About Immigration Reform

[02.26.2015]

PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights state-by-state data on immigration reform preferences using the recently updated American Values Atlas.

In the Atlantic | What Americans Actually Think About Immigration

[02.25.2015]

In his latest article in The Atlantic, Robert Jones uses data from the American Values Atlas (AVA) to show what Americans really think about immigration reform.

In the New York Times | The G.O.P.’s Assertive God Squad

[02.25.2015]

New York Times’ columnist Frank Bruni helped PRRI launch the American Values Atlas (AVA) with style when he wrote his weekly column entirely on AVA data.

In the Atlantic | Even Republicans Love Obama’s Immigration Policies

[02.13.2015]

In his latest column in The Atlantic, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones provides insight into why the GOP may benefit from embracing immigration reform legislation.