Tea Party

Morning Buzz | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes new Atlantic piece from Dr. Jones, new HuffPo piece from Dan Cox, Hobby Lobby Case, excommunication in the Mormon Church, attitudes towards atheists, and Miranda v. Arizona.

On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

[06.12.2014]

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat.

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

[06.12.2014]

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.12.2014]

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, “How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor.” In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republican Party.

Morning Buzz | Did Cantor’s support for immigration reform cost him re-election?

[06.12.2014]

Today’s Morning Buzz covers Rep. Eric Cantor’s primary defeat, new Graphic of the Week, media coverage of our newest immigration survey, student loans, lack of federal employees under the age of 30, and a map of the variety of health care costs.

Media Roundup: Coverage of PRRI’s New Immigration Survey

[06.11.2014]

Media coverage of PRRI/Brookings’ report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 has been extensive following the survey’s release on Tuesday. Here is a round up of some great coverage.

Steady Support for Immigration Reform

[06.10.2014]

What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.

The Morning Buzz | Dallas Church Marrying Same-sex Couples for 40 Years

[06.05.2014]

Today”s Buzz covers the Republican Senate primary race in Mississippi, a mega-church in Dallas that has been performing same-sex marriages for 40 years, racial discrimination under the guise of “religious belief,” global warming vs. climate change, and how chocolate might save the planet.

The Morning Buzz | Same-sex Marriage Now Legal in Idaho

[05.15.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers U.S. Court of Appeals decision finds website name disparaging to American Muslims, Idaho overturns same-sex marriage ban, Democrats pressure Republicans on immigration reform, Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Republican Senate primary, the state of health in the U.S.

13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013

[12.16.2013]

It’s been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on “Figuring Faith,” my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013!