The Morning Buzz | Americans Value Higher Education, But Question Its Quality

A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | The GOP’s Conservative Conundrum

PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explores the role that the GOP's close association with the Christian Right may have played among American Jews in the 2012 election: … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Research Places Blame for Climate Inaction on Environmental Groups

A new academic paper places the blame for political inaction on climate change on environmental groups, saying that they underestimated conservative opposition and the rise of the Tea Party. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Almost 20 States Passed Abortion Restrictions in 2012

According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, abortion remained a controversial issue, with 43 new laws in 19 states restricting access to abortion services. A majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal, but their views about its morality are far more complex. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Biggest Moves in Religion and Politics in 2012

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. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Did the 2012 Election Teach Us About Polling?

While we're thoughtfully mulling over the lessons of 2012, what can we learn about polling in the wake of the recent presidential election? Cell phones, the virtues of internet polling, and more. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Was the “Mormon Moment” More of a Blip?

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. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is the NRA’s Influence Weakening?

As Americans continue to struggle last week's tragic shooting, many are looking to clergy to explain how a loving God could have allowed these events to occur. Meanwhile, in this week's graphic, Americans' opinions about the best way to prevent mass shootings in the future. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Did the Auto Bailout Decide the Election?

At the Washington Post, Georgetown professor Dan Hopkins argues that the auto bailout didn't decide the election. Roughly 6-in-10 voters nationally (59%), in Ohio (59%), and in battleground states (61%), agree that the government should have acted to help the American auto industry. … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | After Divisive Election, Voters Support Balanced Approach to Budget Crisis

In this week's column for Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlines why politicians should move past ideological logjams as they seek to find a solution to the impending fiscal cliff. … [Read more...]


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