August, 2012

Survey | Slim Majority of Americans Support Passing Stricter Gun Control Laws


The August 2012 PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey finds that 52% of Americans favor passing stricter gun control laws, with dramatic differences by religious and political affiliation, gender, race, and gun ownership. The survey shows broad support for providing stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws, and few Americans support loosening current gun control laws.

Survey | Few Americans Use Social Media to Connect With Their Faith Communities


Americans report limited use of technology for religious purposes, both inside and outside of worship services, according to the July 2012 Religion & Politics Tracking Survey. However, white evangelical Protestants are significantly more likely than other major religious groups to use technology for religious purposes, like listening to sermons online or posting an update on their Facebook page about having been in church.