Brookings Institution scholar and co-author of the 2013 Economic Values Survey report William Galston offered up some interesting insights about Americans’ views on the relationship between religion and morality during the report’s July 18 launch and panel discussion at Brookings. “If you look at the country as a whole, it’s split almost down the middle,” Galston said, pointing out that a slim majority “agree that it’s necessary to believe in… more
In a column for Huffington Post Politics, I lay out a significant challenge for the Republican Party: the gap between Millennials (age 18-29) and white evangelical Protestants on controversial issues like same-sex marriage.
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? If your cat needs a birthday present, may I suggest this? Our new survey finds large gender gaps on men and women’s expectations for Valentine’s Day. Men are twenty points more likely than women to predict that they will have… more
A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women’s constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently supported legal abortion since the Roe ruling, the country remains deeply divided over the procedure.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Abortion remains one of the most controversial social issues in the country; while a majority support the legality and availability of the procedure, they are divided on its morality.
Tuesday, January 22nd, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Our new graphic of the week demonstrates that public attitudes about abortion cannot be reduced to views on abortion’s legality.
According to reports, 10 members of the 113th Congress either identify as religiously unaffiliated or do not specify a religious affiliation. This may not seem like a large number (and it’s not, given the number of Americans who are unaffiliated), but it’s surprising, considering that two-thirds of Americans say they’d be uncomfortable with an atheist president.
Issues like legal marijuana and same-sex marriage are, unsurprisingly, much more popular among younger Americans than among older generations. Learn more about Millennials’ perspectives on a wide range of policy issues in our recent report.
After successes with several state ballot initiatives, gay rights activists are looking for new kinds of faith outreach. As our research shows, religious Americans are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.