Sen. Rand Paul is aggressively courting evangelical voters in an attempt to win over the GOP establishment. This shouldn’t be too difficult, given Sen. Paul’s Tea Party roots – a 2010 PRRI analysis showed significant overlap between the Christian conservative movement and the Tea Party movement.
Mark Sanford’s political redemption at the ballot box on Tuesday bodes well for other disgraced politicians, like Anthony Weiner, who may be mulling a new bid for elected office? Or was Sanford’s indiscretion simply more forgivable?
A new survey shows that American Muslims feel more at ease in contemporary Western pluralistic societies than their co-religionists in other parts of the world.
A new Urban Institute study shows that over the past five years, the wealth gap between white Americans and racial minorities has widened substantially. Black (78%) and Hispanic (78%) Americans are also more likely than white Americans (54%) to agree that our society would be better off if the distribution of wealth was more equal.
If Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage, New England will become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states allow gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. What are the religious roots of these concentrated levels of support?
Figuring Faith | Will the Boston Bombing Change American Attitudes About Muslims and Immigration Reform?[04.25.2013]
In this week’s column for Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones examines the data on Americans’ attitudes toward Muslims and immigration reform.
In the wake of last week’s tragic bombings in Boston, some are now wondering whether there will be a backlash against Muslims in the United States. Less than half of Americans say that self-proclaimed Muslims who commit acts of violence in the name of Islam are not really Muslims.
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? Don’t text and drive, and certainly don’t text and fly a helicopter. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics explores the frequency and nature of pre-marital cohabitation. At IslamiCommentary Dr. Robert P. Jones discusses American attitudes toward Islam. Americans… more
Muslim activists are launching an ad campaign to reclaim the word “jihad.”
Last month, Dr. Robert P. Jones spoke at Duke University on attitudes toward Muslims in America today. The full lecture is now available online.