Monthly Religion News Surveys
A new survey shows that a slim majority of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. There is also strong support for laws that would protect gay and lesbian people from job discrimination.
The April PRRI/RNS Survey finds that Americans and young adult Christians are divided on whether marijuana use should be legal.
Survey | Republicans and Evangelicals Support a Path to Citizenship With Basic Requirements for Immigrants Living in Country Illegally[04.16.2013]
An innovative new survey using a controlled experiment, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with The Brookings Institution, clarifies the impact of wording differences in recent public polling on immigration reform.
Shortly before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments relating to cases on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, PRRI’s March 2013 Religion and Politics Tracking Survey sheds light on Americans’ attitudes toward the role of government and same-sex marriage.
More than 6-in-10 Americans report that they are very or somewhat likely to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But men are much more likely than women to predict that they will go out to dinner or have sex on Valentine’s Day.
Less than a week before Super Bowl XLVII, Americans are less likely to believe that God plays a role in the outcome of sporting events than they are to believe God rewards religious athletes.
Survey | After Newtown, Increasing Number of Americans Say Better Mental Health Screenings Most Important Way to Prevent Future Mass Shootings[01.23.2013]
A new survey finds that Americans are more likely to favor mental health-based solutions to mass shootings, as well as stricter gun control laws, than they were last summer.
Survey | Americans More Likely to Attribute Increasingly Severe Weather to Climate Change, Not End Times[12.13.2012]
Although more than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that the weather has gotten more extreme over the past few years, they are more likely to attribute these changes to climate change than what the Bible calls the end times.
A slim majority of Americans support passing stricter gun control laws. There is also broad support for providing stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws, but few Americans support loosening current gun control laws.
Overall, Americans report limited use of technology for religious purposes, both inside and outside of worship services. However, white evangelical Protestants are significantly more likely than other major religious groups to use technology for religious purposes.