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 | 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 | Should Teachers Be Armed?

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. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could Dorothy Day Become a Catholic Saint?

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a Roman Catholic leader known for his conservative convictions, is championing Dorothy Day for sainthood. Day was a 20th-century social activist who founded the Catholic Worker movement and was known for her pacifism and work with the poor. Given that 6-in-10 Catholics agree that in its statements about public policy, the Catholic Church should focus more on social justice and the obligation to help the poor, rather than abortion and the right to life, Day's canonization … [Read more...]

Our Corner | The Election By the Numbers

Just before the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones was interviewed by Religion & Politics' Tiffany Stanley, who asked several important questions about what Dr. Jones will be looking for in the post-election data. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Hispanic Americans Aren’t Donating to the Candidates

Hispanic Americans may be a pivotal voting bloc this election, but they're donating very little to the candidates. … [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...]

Our Corner | PRRI Shapes News Coverage at the New York Times

In the past few weeks, Public Religion Research Institute's research has made quite a few appearances at the New York Times, helping to shape the coverage around the final weeks of the 2012 election. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]