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Biggest Moves in Religion and Politics in 2012

[01.02.2013]

As we look forward to the new year, there are many lessons to be gleaned from 2012′s most important moments in religion and politics. At the CNN Belief Blog, PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox outline the ten biggest shifts in this crucial arena.

Was the “Mormon Moment” More of a Blip?

[12.20.2012]

A new Pew survey reveals that despite Mitt Romney’s lengthy run for office and his much-publicized Mormon faith, 82% of Americans say they learned little to nothing about Mormonism during the 2012 campaign.

Gay Rights Activists Look for New Faith Outreach

[12.03.2012]

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.

What Happens if We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff?

[11.29.2012]

Commentators are talking about the fiscal cliff in apocalyptic terms, but what will happen if it does, indeed, come to pass? For what it’s worth, most Americans favor a balanced approach to the budget deficit, with a combination of tax increases and cuts to major programs.

The (Continued) Politics of Racial Resentment

[11.28.2012]

Affiliated Scholar Paul A. Djupe explores data which sheds light on the level of racial resentment toward Obama among white Americans.

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.

Hawaii Elects First Buddhist to Senate, First Hindu to Congress

[11.09.2012]

One demographic that often gets short shrift are Asian-Americans, but they were overwhelmingly on Obama’s side on Tuesday.

Are We Moving Towards Adding a 51st State?

[11.08.2012]

On Tuesday, the U.S. inched closer toward adding a 51st state.

How Values, Demographics, and the Economy Helped Shape the Election

[11.07.2012]

The day after the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones examines the role that values, demographics, and the economy played in American voters’ decision to elect President Barack Obama to a second term in office.

Religion and the 2012 Election on Fox5 News

[11.06.2012]

Just before the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones joined Fox5 anchor Brian Bolter to discuss the role of religion in the 2012 election.