Our Corner | Both Candidates Leave God Off the Campaign Trail

Where is religion in the 2012 election? At NPR, Dr. Robert P. Jones, along with Dr. David Gushee, a PRRI Board member, and Dr. Mark Rozell, a PRRI Affiliated Scholar, offer some insight into why religion has disappeared as a central theme of both candidates' campaigns. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | More Latinos Are Eligible to Vote Than Ever Before – But Will They?

According to a new analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, more Latinos are eligible to vote than ever before. However, this demographic may not exercise its newfound political clout in this election cycle: Hispanic Americans are substantially less likely to say they will definitely vote in this November's election, compared to black or white Americans. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | What Winning the “Catholic Vote” Means Today

This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" to talk about the Catholic vote, a crucial demographic that is becoming increasingly difficult to pin down. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Supreme Court Heads Back to Work

The Supreme Court heads back to work this week, with an affirmative action case early in the docket (in case you're curious, the second wave of our 2012 Millennial Values Survey, which will be released on Thursday, includes some questions on affirmative action). … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could 2012 Look More like 2008?

Nate Silver calculates the probability that 2012 might actually resemble 2008. His conclusion? Obama now has a 20% chance of actually beating his 2008 margin in the popular vote. … [Read more...]

Change and Continuity Among White Voters With No College Degrees

White voters with no college degree remain an important part of the GOP coalition, even as their numbers shrink. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Who Was Our Most Religious President?

Was Jimmy Carter the most religious president ever? And, if elected, would Mitt Romney take that title away? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | NYC Public Schools Make Plan B Available to Girls

A pilot program in the New York City public schools is providing Plan B, a form of emergency contraception, to girls age 14 and older. Parents have been given the opportunity to opt their daughters out of the program, but few have done so. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Distrust of Mass Media at an All-Time High

The appointment of Salvadore Cordileone as Catholic Archbishop in the San Francisco Bay Area is raising some red flags for gay and lesbian Catholics. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Responses to “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America”

Last Thursday, September 20, we were honored to have Thomas B. Edsall, a professor of journalism at Columbia University and a contributor to the New York Times' Campaign Stops blog, and John Sides, a professor of political science at the George Washington University and a co-founder of the political science blog, "The Monkey Cage," speak on a panel as part of the release of the 2012 Race, Class, and Culture Survey. Both Edsall and Sides posted articles on their respective blogs which discuss … [Read more...]