A new Pew survey reveals that despite Mitt Romney’s lengthy run for office and his much-publicized Mormon faith, 82% of Americans say they learned little to nothing about Mormonism during the 2012 campaign.
As Americans continue to struggle last week’s tragic shooting, many are looking to clergy to explain how a loving God could have allowed these events to occur. Meanwhile, in this week’s graphic, Americans’ opinions about the best way to prevent mass shootings in the future.
How do top earners feel about being taxed more heavily? More than 6-in-10 Americans who make more than $100,000 a year agree that the government should raise taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year.
At the Washington Post, Georgetown professor Dan Hopkins argues that the auto bailout didn’t decide the election. Roughly 6-in-10 voters nationally (59%), in Ohio (59%), and in battleground states (61%), agree that the government should have acted to help the American auto industry.
In a rare public statement, former president George W. Bush called for an immigration debate shaped by “benevolent spirit.”
In this week’s column for Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlines why politicians should move past ideological logjams as they seek to find a solution to the impending fiscal cliff.
After successes with several state ballot initiatives, gay rights activists are looking for new kinds of faith outreach. As our research shows, religious Americans are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.
Affiliated Scholar Paul A. Djupe explores data which sheds light on the level of racial resentment toward Obama among white Americans.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a Roman Catholic leader known for his conservative convictions, is championing Dorothy Day for sainthood. Day was a 20th-century social activist who founded the Catholic Worker movement and was known for her pacifism and work with the poor. Given that 6-in-10 Catholics agree that in its statements about public policy, the Catholic Church should focus more on social justice and the obligation to help the poor, rather than abortion and the right to life, Day’s canonization could be popular among American Catholics.
If you haven’t already, take a look at our exciting new post-election American Values Survey. We delve deeper into some of the key issues from the election, while looking forward to the issues at the heart of the debate over the fiscal cliff.