Politics & Government
Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.
Why have civil unions lost momentum? At the Monkey Cage, Dr. Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox explore shifts in public opinion on civil unions over the past decade.
On Tuesday, senators decided to boost security requirements around student visas, citing the Boston Marathon attacks as the impetus for their actions. More than 8-in-10 Americans say that promoting national security should be a very or extremely guiding factor in immigration reform.
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.
The election of the first African American president in 2008 spurred a renewed interest in the relationship between racial prejudice and voting behavior. But what happens when we begin to expand the definition of prejudice?
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?
In this week’s “Figuring Faith,” I explore data on Americans’ attitudes toward politicians’ moral indiscretions, and conclude that Sanford’s recent victory in a special election for the House of Representatives seat he held in the 1990s before he was elected governor shows just how far political redemption can stretch
In a new column for Religion & Politics, I sketch the generational differences that divided Christians on the morality and legalization of marijuana use.
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? The question, of course, for this gentleman is: why Pink Floyd? Four years ago, a popular mayor from a West Texas town left for Mexico because his partner, a man, was an undocumented immigrant. Many Americans agree that immigrants should… more
NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay yesterday, making him the first active openly gay athlete in professional sports. More than one-third of Americans say that more gay and lesbian people coming out is a good thing for society, nearly half say it makes no difference, and less than 1-in-5 say it is a bad thing for society.