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.
In an op-ed for NBC Latino, PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera explores the ongoing tug-of-war within the Republican Party between Hispanic Americans and the Tea Party.
A new survey from PRRI and the Brookings Institution shows that majorities of Democrats, independents, and Republicans favor allowing illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S. to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements. But what values are inspiring this unusual political unity on a controversial issue?
This week’s graphic, using data from PRRI’s Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey, illustrates the overall consensus among Americans on how the immigration system should deal with illegal immigrants, which crosses party lines.
Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court narrowly upheld a law banning gay couples from adopting children. A majority (54%) of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children.
In the wake of Obama’s strong performance among Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, the Tea Party Express, the largest Tea Party organization, has announced that it will start an outreach campaign to attract Hispanic voters.
The Tea Party Express, the country’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is planning a Latino outreach bus tour. It’s unclear how successful this will be, given the considerable divisions between Hispanic Americans and Tea Party members on key issues like immigration.
Less than a week before President Obama addresses Congress in his fourth State of the Union speech, our weekly graphic shows a divided nation on many of the issues that Obama is likely to address.
As some predicted, media discussion about gun control took a sharp dip during the holidays, and has now petered out to a pre-Newtown level. A majority of Americans favor stricter gun control laws, but a policy change may require renewed attention from the media.
In response to the Sandy Hook shooting, teachers should be armed, says Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Roughly 1-in-10 Americans (but more than one-third of Tea Party members) say that allowing more private citizens to carry guns for protection is the most important thing that can be done to prevent mass shootings.