A look at New Hampshire’s religious landscape, using new findings from PRRI’s American Values Atlas.
Texas attorney general says state officials can refuse to give out same-sex marriage licenses; PRRI takes a look at what Texan subgroups think about the issue.
Over the last decade, support for legalizing same-sex marriage has grown to majority support. PRRI looks at the growth among Protestant groups and Catholics.
Americans think climate change is a problem—just not for them. Our climate change survey reveals Americans’ perceptions of who will be harmed by climate change.
Using the American Values Atlas, we explore how the religious make-up of nine of the country’s key battleground states have changed.
In today’s buzz, Presbyterian Church recognizes gay marriage, NYT covers importance of Catholicism in Jeb Bush’s life, and we get ready for a survey release.
Mark A. Smith is professor of Political Science and an adjunct professor of Comparative Religion and Communication at the University of Washington. His research focuses on economic and religious groups, ideas, and influences in American politics. In his new book, Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics, Dr. Smith argues that religion is not nearly the unchanging conservative influence in American politics that we have come to think it is and is best understood as responding to changing political and cultural values rather than shaping them.
With America’s religious landscape becoming increasingly diverse, we tap into data from the American Values Atlas to see the top three religions in each state.
Churches They Are a Changin': Americans’ Attitudes Toward Same-sex Marriage Are Transforming the Face of Congregations[09.12.2014]
Churches are increasingly welcoming to gay and lesbian couples—and PRRI finds religious groups have seen a shift in views on same-sex marriage.
PRRI is back in the news, this time appearing in a story in The Economist, which questions whether the shift in support for same-sex marriage in the U.S. poses an existential problem for religious denominations that currently oppose it.