Who Counts as White Working-Class? A Proposal for a New Approach Daniel Cox [presenter], Juhem Navarro-Rivera, Robert P. Jones Abstract: The influence of the white working-class on American culture and politics is difficult to overstate. Although arguably facing a decline in political clout, white working class Americans still retain an outsized influence in many important battleground states. Their support was pivotal for Obama in states like Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania…. more
On May 1, 2013, the Center of Migration Studies and the Safe Passage Project at New York Law School will host a dialogue on the results of a national survey on immigration, national identity, values, and cultural issues in the United States.
Dr. Robert P. Jones, PRRI CEO, will deliver a presentation on PRRI research on marriage equality and immigration at the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism’s biennial “Consultation on Conscience.”
Dr. Robert P. Jones, PRRI CEO, and Daniel Cox, PRRI Research Director, will be speaking on a panel at the Midwest Political Science Association, titled ”Religion and Values in the 2012 Elections Roundtable: A Post-Election Analysis of the Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey” Panelists: Robert Jones, PRRI; Dan Cox, PRRI; Melissa Deckman, Washington College; Laura Olson, Clemson Universutyl and Kerem Ozan Kalkan, Middle East Technical University. Description: This roundtable… more
PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera will present a paper titled “Latinos and Polarization in American Politics.” Navarro-Rivera will argue that there are two distinct Latino electorates: a liberal bloc on economic/social issues and a socially/economically conservative bloc. The existence of these distinct blocs means that Latinos are a polarized group, even if these poles are not equal.
What factors influence views on immigration policy? On March 21, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the religion, policy and politics project at Brookings will host a forum to release a new national opinion survey on religion, values and immigration reform. With nearly 4,500 respondents, the survey is one of the largest ever conducted on the issue of immigration. The accompanying research report, authored by PRRI CEO Robert P…. more
Dan Cox, PRRI Research Director, will speak as part of a panel titled “Muslims in America Today: Where We Are, Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going.” The panel is part of a larger symposium titled “Discrimination Against Muslim Americans in a Post 9/11 World,” sponsored by Washington & Lee’s Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice. 9:45 – Panel #1, Muslims in America Today: Where We Are, Where We’ve Been,… more
Public lecture on “Religious Minorities in America: Islam in Context” at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center. Sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center with co-sponsorship by Duke’s Center for Muslim Life, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and the Department of Religion.
Political science scholars discuss what they believe are the next significant debates looming in the field of religion & politics. Scholars advised paying increased attention to investigating the rise of the religiously unaffiliated and devoting more resources to exploring the experiences and attitudes of ethnic Christian and immigrant religious communities (i.e. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims).
In early December, Dr. Robert P. Jones will travel to China to speak as part of a State Department forum aimed at helping to revive the study of American religion in China. Dr. Jones will be accompanied by American University Professor James Thurber as part of a delegation from the US-China Education Trust, which focuses on partnering with higher education institutions in China to help them understand the US on a deeper… more