January, 2011

Survey | Republicans more likely to be blamed by general public for violent rhetoric.


A new PRRI Religion and Politics Tracking Survey finds: Americans are significantly more likely to say Republicans more often use violent rhetoric than Democrats (35% to 23% respectively). About 1-in-4 say both political parties use violent images and rhetoric when making political arguments. There are significant differences by political affiliation. More than 6-in-10 (62%) Democrats report that Republicans more often use violent rhetoric during political debates, while Republicans are more […]

Survey | Only 1-in-5 Give ‘Moral State of the Union’ High Marks


As President Barack Obama’s third State of the Union address approaches, the January PRRI/RNS Religious News Survey found that fewer than one quarter (22%) of Americans say they would give the current ‘moral state of the union’ a grade of an “A” or a “B.” The survey, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service, found that nearly 4-in-10 (37%) give the country’s moral climate low marks […]