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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.

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Speaks at 32nd Annual Everett C. Parker Lecture

[10.21.2014]

Earlier this month, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones appeared on the religion and news media panel at the 32nd annual Everett C. Parker Lecture. Jones joined Rev. J. Bennett Guess, Executive Minister of Local Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ, and Gene Policinski, Chief Operating Officer of Newseum Institute and the Institute’s First Amendment Center, to discuss the interplay of religion and the media. In the talk, Jones […]

The Catholic Clash: How Social Issues Divide Clergy and Congregants

[10.15.2014]

After liberal language is used in a synod report, Catholic conservatives bit back. But how do congregant values stack up against institutional outlook?

With Delayed Grand Jury Ruling, Unrest in Ferguson Continues

[10.08.2014]

Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level.

Graphic of the Week | Americans’ Racial Disconnect on Fairness and Discrimination

[10.06.2014]

Our latest infographic illustrates how colorblind Americans believe our criminal justice system to be—and how opinions shifted after the events in Ferguson, Mo.

In The Atlantic | Is Support for Gay Marriage Dropping?

[10.02.2014]

Today, The Atlantic features an article by PRRI’s CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox, who push back against speculations, based on a single recent poll from Pew, that support for same-sex marriage is declining. They give four reasons why dips in support for same-sex marriage in individual polls do not indicate a reversal of the current trend.

PRRI Speaks with Alan Abramowitz about America’s Growing Political and Cultural Polarization

[10.01.2014]

PRRI Speaks with Alan Abramowitz about America’s Growing Political and Cultural Polarization

On Brookings’ FixGov | Six Days After Ferguson: America’s Racial Disconnect in One Chart

[09.30.2014]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses how a question from the American Values Survey 2014 about whether black Americans and other minorities receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system vividly captures the strikingly different reactions of white and non-white Americans to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Event Wrap-up | American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality and Doubts about the Future

[09.29.2014]

On September 23, 2014, Public Religion Research Institute released findings from our American Values Survey 2014, “Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future.” We found that Americans have a decidedly gloomy outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation. The event, held at Brookings’ Falk Auditorium, featured panelists Dr. Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Joy Reid (MSNBC), and Henry Olsen (American Enterprise Institute). William Galston and E.J. Dionne, from the Brookings Governance Studies program, moderated the presentation. The conversation was followed by a lively Q&A with the audience.

In the News | National Media Coverage of PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

[09.24.2014]

Findings from PRRI”s American Values Survey, which point both to the economic anxiety Americans are experiencing—personally and systemically—and to Americans’ plummeting confidence in the criminal justice system’s treatment of blacks and other minorities, are being covered in major national media outlets.

Journalists at many national media outlets are reporting on the incisive data,