Mainline Protestants

Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage Among Texans


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.

Catholics, White Mainline Protestants Show Most Growth on Support for Same-sex Marriage


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 Serious Threat—For Other People


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.

Religious Change in America’s Swing States


Using the American Values Atlas, we explore how the religious make-up of nine of the country’s key battleground states have changed.

Morning Buzz | Schisms Over Same-sex Marriage in Mennonite Church


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.

PRRI Speaks with Mark A. Smith About “Culture Wars,” Same-sex Marriage, and the AVA


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.

The Three Religious Traditions That Dominate the U.S.


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


A new study released by Duke University finds that churches are increasingly welcoming gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships to their congregations. These findings underscore PRRI data that indicate religious groups have seen an astonishing shift in perspectives on same-sex marriage in the past decade.

PRRI in The Economist | Same-sex Marriage Poses Existential Problem for American Religions


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.

The Morning Buzz | Presbyterian Church Approves Same-sex Marriage


Today’s Buzz covers the Presbyterian Church’s vote to allow same-sex marriage, skulls studied in Spain yield new discoveries about human evolution, Americans’ support of euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide, how urban areas lose out when states refuse to expand Obamacare-funded Medicaid, Pastor demands transparency from Border Patrol, Brian Schweitzer insults Eric Cantor and Dianne Feinstein.