As Americans digest news of Detroit’s bankruptcy, the largest municipal filing in the country’s history, some wonder whether the U.S. economic system is to blame. Our new 2013 Economic Values Survey, just released yesterday, shows that while most Americans believe American capitalism is functioning, few give it high marks. A majority (54 percent) of Americans believe American capitalism is working very (9 percent) or somewhat well (45 percent), while more […]
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 […]
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. […]
A new survey from the Brookings Institution reveals that poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs, due in part to the Great Recession.
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
Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.
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? Research Director Daniel Cox parses the demographic data among the religiously unaffiliated.
In the wake of last week’s tragic bombings in Boston, some are now wondering whether there will be a backlash against Muslims in the United States. Less than half of Americans say that self-proclaimed Muslims who commit acts of violence in the name of Islam are not really Muslims.
Income inequality in New York City, starkly illustrated through its subway map. Sixty percent of Americans agree that the government should do more to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor.