Politics & Government
Book Chapter | Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy[06.14.2013]
From the publisher: “Do the religious affiliations of elected officials shape the way they vote on such key issues as abortion, homosexuality, defense spending, taxes, and welfare spending? In Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy, William D’Antonio, Steven A. Tuch and Josiah R. Baker trace the influence of religion and party in the U.S. Congress over time. For almost four decades these key issues have… more
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 | 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.
If you missed the release of the American Values Survey, the presentation is available for your perusal here.
The 2012 American Values Pre-Election Survey finds that the outcome of next month’s presidential election will be determined, in part, by which Catholics head to the polls, and how many of America’s fastest growing religious community, the religiously unaffiliated, are motivated to vote.
Survey | Diverse, Disillusioned, and Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election[10.04.2012]
The second wave of the 2012 Millennial Values Survey reveals new findings about younger Millennials’ perspectives on the 2012 election, government and the democratic process, and affirmative action.
Presentation | Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America[09.24.2012]
If you missed it, take a look at the presentation from the release of “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America.” Dr. Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox, who created the presentation, highlight some of the survey’s most interested findings with regard to the white working class: Prri white working class presentation final from Public Religion Research Institute
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.