The Morning Buzz | Illegal Immigration From Mexico on the Rise

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. … [Read more...]

Will California Voters Outlaw the Death Penalty?

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. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | State of Belief Radio

This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones appeared on State of Belief Radio to discuss the exciting findings from the 2012 American Values Survey. … [Read more...]

The Evolution of the Religiously Unaffiliated Vote, 1980-2008

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 unusually robust support for third-party and independent candidates. … [Read more...]

Mourdock, God’s Will, and Rape: How Americans Really Think About God and Public Policy

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. … [Read more...]

Maryland Voters to Decide on State DREAM Act

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. … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | What the Campaigns Should Know About the Religiously Unaffiliated

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. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could Working-Class Whites Make the Difference in 2012?

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 race is much closer. … [Read more...]

Unmarried Men: The Key to Marijuana Legalization?

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. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could Third-Party Candidates Derail Romney’s Chances?

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. … [Read more...]


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