February, 2012

Survey | Majority of Catholics Think Employers Should Be Required to Provide Health Care Plans that Cover Birth Control at No Cost


February PRRI Religion and Politics Tracking Poll Majority Support Requirement that Employer Health Care Plans Include Contraception Coverage A majority (55%) of Americans agree that “employers should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception and birth control at no cost.” Four-in-ten (40%) disagree with this requirement. There are major religious, generational and political divisions: Roughly 6-in-10 Catholics (58%) believe that employers should be required […]

Book Chapter | Religion and the American Presidency (The Evolving American Presidency)


Throughout American history, presidents have been shaped and influenced by their religious faith. Yet this remains an element that many presidential histories treat peripherally or ignore altogether. In Religion and the American Presidency (The Evolving American Presidency), which features essays on George Washington, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and others, scholars explore this largely unappreciated factor in presidents’ lives and actions. This updated version features a new chapter […]

Survey | Romney has National Lead over Gingrich, Electability Key among GOP Voters


January PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey Religious Voters Agree on Importance of Jobs/Economy, Disagree on Economic Inequality CRITICAL ISSUES DRIVING THE ELECTION Across party lines, all voters say that jobs/unemployment is a critical issue facing the country. More than 8-in-10 Republican (83%), Democratic (83%), and Independent (83%) voters view this issue as critical. There is also strong cross-party agreement that the federal deficit is a critical issue, although there are differences […]