Evolution

Melissa Deckman Talks to PRRI about Bible Elective Classes, Creationism vs. Evolution, and Sex Education in Public Schools

[04.07.2014]

Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.

Lawmakers Prepare for Immigration Reform Battle

[10.18.2013]

Today’s Morning Buzz covers lawmakers’ renewed efforts to reform America’s immigration system, along with evangelical environmental protection efforts and the classification of a 1.8 million-year-old human(?) skull!

What’s Going on Inside the Papal Conclave?

[03.12.2013]

What’s going on inside the papal conclave? Two perspectives.

How Will Obama Address Climate Change in the State of the Union?

[02.12.2013]

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address. One interesting question: how will he talk about climate change?

On Darwin’s Birthday, Americans and Politicians Divided on Evolution

[02.11.2013]

American attitudes about evolution more than 200 years after Darwin’s birth and more than 150 years after the publication of On the Origin of Species remain complex.

Are Young Evangelicals Moving Past the Culture Wars?

[01.11.2013]

Are young evangelicals sick of being culture warriors? In our recent survey, younger white evangelical Protestant Millennials were considerably less likely than their peers to favor same-sex marriage or abortion.

Congressman Says Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are “Lies from the Pit of Hell”

[10.11.2012]

A Republican congressman who happens to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, drew fire after decrying evolution and the Big Bang theory as “lies from the pit of hell.”

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.

June 26, 2012

[06.26.2012]

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? After the success of “Sherlock,” a TV show about a modern-day Sherlock Holmes (complete with nicotine patches instead of his signature pipe), I’m more inclined to entertain shows and movies that reboot classic tales to the present day. But – […]

June 13, 2012

[06.13.2012]

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? Amelia’s wonderful vacation in Brazil is over and she will begin doing the Morning Buzz again tomorrow!  Join us at the Center for American Progress’s “Religious Liberty: What It Is and Isn’t” event this Thursday, June 14, from 9am-10:30am. Robert P. Jones, our […]

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