PRRI Releases New Holiday Poll, Finds More Americans Prefer “Happy Holidays” to “Merry Christmas”

PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just today, uncovers a number of key findings on Americans’ opinions about the holiday season. … [Read more...]

Do You Believe? Americans Less Likely to Believe in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Than a Decade Ago

My latest column for Huffington Post Religion explores the findings of PRRI's latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just this morning, on the drop in the number of Americans who believe the Bible's Christmas story is historically accurate. … [Read more...]

Poll: Christmas is a Commercial Holiday, Not a Sacred Holy Day, For Many

Cathy Lynn Grossman's latest for The Washington Post highlights the findings of PRRI's most recent report, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, which explores Americans' feelings toward the holiday season. … [Read more...]

13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013

It's been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on "Figuring Faith," my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013! … [Read more...]

PRRI’s Top 13 Findings on Religion and Politics from 2013

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's key findings from the year, American Catholics' views on hot-button social issues, and the man with the biggest name in history! … [Read more...]

National Catholic Reporter Highlights PRRI Data in Exploration of American Catholics

Brian Roewe's latest piece for The National Catholic Reporter uses PRRI research to explore American Catholics' opinions on a range of issues in light of the questionnaire distributed by the Vatican earlier this year, which asked bishops around the world to answer questions on topics like same-sex couples, marriage issues and contraception. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Today's Buzz covers state-level gun control laws, atheist political candidates and an interview with the University of Florida's Manuel Vásquez. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis I Named Time Magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff in Church history, has amassed significant support among one the fastest growing groups in the American Catholic Church — Hispanic Catholics. PRRI’s recent Hispanic Values Survey found more than 8-in-10 (84 percent) Hispanic Catholics in the United States have a favorable view of the pope, while fewer than 1-in-10 (7 percent) hold an unfavorable opinion. … [Read more...]

Manuel A. Vásquez on PRRI’s Recent Immigration Survey

Manuel A. Vásquez, professor of religion at the University of Florida, discusses the findings of PRRI's recent survey on immigration reform. … [Read more...]

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union to Fight Marijuana Legalization

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage in Philadelphia, a possible homage to Satan in Oklahoma, and Democrats in Whole Foods (versus Republicans in Costco)! … [Read more...]


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