Economy

E.J. Dionne: Support for Greater Economic Equality among the Faithful; Doubts about Government Remain

[07.24.2013]

    Brookings Institution scholar and co-author of the 2013 Economic Values Survey E.J. Dionne contributed significantly to the conversation on the report’s findings during the July 18 launch event and panel discussion at Brookings, highlighting in particular the relationship between religion and social justice. “Among people of faith in general, there is strong support for greater economic fairness and compassion toward those in need,” he said, adding that the […]

Location, Location, Location: How Your Hometown Affects Your Economic Mobility

[07.22.2013]

PRRI’s 2013 Economic Values Survey finds economic optimism low—nearly half of Americans say they’re worse off financially than their parents’ generation.

New Survey Finds More than 4-in-10 Americans Say Capitalism Isn’t Working Well

[07.19.2013]

As Americans digest news of Detroit’s bankruptcy, PRRI’s latest survey finds few Americans give the U.S. economic system high marks.

Religious Progressives Hold Stronger Appeal Among Millennials

[07.18.2013]

In my latest column for Figuring Faith, I examine the positions of both religious conservatives and religious progressives in light of new findings from PRRI’s 2013 Economic Values Survey, released today. Although the religious left receives significantly less academic and media coverage than the religious right, the group’s younger and more diverse population may soon contribute to a shift in the American religious landscape.  Despite the lack of attention given the […]

Are Americans happy with the U.S. tax system?

[06.03.2013]

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?  Strap on those ankle weights, and giddy-up! Prancercise is coming to a public park near you. The Atlantic explored the link between race and support for affirmative action this week in a piece that highlighted some of our latest findings. […]

Poverty Skyrockets in the Suburbs

[05.22.2013]

A new survey from the Brookings Institution reveals that poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs, due in part to the Great Recession.

Researchers Predict a Spike in Heat-Related Deaths for NYC

[05.21.2013]

A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme

Economists and the Stock Market

[05.20.2013]

Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.

New Study Shows Growing Wealth Gap Between Races

[05.01.2013]

A new Urban Institute study shows that over the past five years, the wealth gap between white Americans and racial minorities has widened substantially. Black (78%) and Hispanic (78%) Americans are also more likely than white Americans (54%) to agree that our society would be better off if the distribution of wealth was more equal.

Is Atheism Only for the Upper Class?

[04.25.2013]

Is atheism only for the upper class? Research Director Daniel Cox parses the demographic data among the religiously unaffiliated.