Economy

Americans’ Perspectives on the Budget and Economic Issues

[11.16.2012]

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.

The GOP’s Marriage Problem

[11.16.2012]

In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, analysts have noted that the Republican nominee lost in large measure due to changing American demographics—particularly the rise of the Latino vote, non-white Christians, and the religiously unaffiliated. But another demographic trend also threatens to hurt Republican chances in the future: the decline of marriage.

The Election By the Numbers

[11.05.2012]

Just before the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones was interviewed by Religion & Politics’ Tiffany Stanley, who asked several important questions about what Dr. Jones will be looking for in the post-election data.

Maryland Voters to Decide on State DREAM Act

[10.25.2012]

In the 2012 election, Maryland voters will have the opportunity to decide if they believe their state should have its own version of the DREAM Act.

More Latinos Are Eligible to Vote Than Ever Before – But Will They?

[10.02.2012]

According to a new analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, more Latinos are eligible to vote than ever before. However, this demographic may not exercise its newfound political clout in this election cycle: Hispanic Americans are substantially less likely to say they will definitely vote in this November’s election, compared to black or white Americans.

Who Was Our Most Religious President?

[09.27.2012]

Was Jimmy Carter the most religious president ever? And, if elected, would Mitt Romney take that title away?

New Survey Resets Debate on White Working-Class Americans

[09.20.2012]

Our latest survey, which highlights white working-class Americans’ vote, values, and worldview (and shatters a few stereotypes along the way), is now available for your perusal.

American-Made Movie Denouncing Islam Sparks Violence Abroad

[09.13.2012]

Controversy exploded yesterday after an American-made, amateurish movie denouncing Islam inspired protesters to attack the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya, resulting in the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

DC Comics Unveils Muslim Superhero

[09.11.2012]

Last week, DC Comics unveiled a Muslim superhero in a special edition which references the 9/11 attacks.

Do the Rich Pay Too Little in Taxes?

[08.28.2012]

According to a new poll, the wealthy are smarter and more hard-working, but also greedier and more dishonest.