For the first time since the recession, illegal immigration from Mexico is on the rise. This might not seem like a good thing, but some say it’s a sign that the American economy is improving.
California voters are at the center of one particularly heated debate: on November 6, they will have the opportunity to decide whether the death penalty should be abolished in their state, after being restored three decades ago.
This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones appeared on State of Belief Radio to discuss the exciting findings from the 2012 American Values Survey.
An exploration of the unaffiliated vote since 1980s shows two interesting features: first, the Democratic advantage among this group is not a recent phenomenon but stretches back at least as far as 1984, and second, that unaffiliated voters display unu… [Read more…]
In the wake of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s controversial comments about rape and God’s will, Dr. Robert P. Jones explores how religious Americans reconcile their theological convictions with public policy.
In the 2012 election, Maryland voters will have the opportunity to decide if they believe their state should have its own version of the DREAM Act.
The religiously unaffiliated are a rapidly growing but often misunderstood group, as Dr. Robert P. Jones outlines in his latest column for “Figuring Faith,” his blog at the Washington Post.
Could white working-class Americans in the Midwest end up saving Obama this year? Our recent survey showed that Romney’s lead among white working-class is, in large part, due to his outsize advantage in the South. In other parts of the country, the rac… [Read more…]
Initiatives for the legalization of marijuana are on the ballot in three states, and men who have never been married could be among their most enthusiastic proponents.
Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode isn’t Mitt Romney’s only worry. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could siphon votes away from Romney in key swing states.