The Morning Buzz | Gay Rights Activists Look for New Faith Outreach

After successes with several state ballot initiatives, gay rights activists are looking for new kinds of faith outreach. As our research shows, religious Americans are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. … [Read more...]

The (Continued) Politics of Racial Resentment

Affiliated Scholar Paul A. Djupe explores data which sheds light on the level of racial resentment toward Obama among white Americans. … [Read more...]

The (Continued) Politics of Racial Resentment

Affiliated Scholar Paul A. Djupe explores data which sheds light on the level of racial resentment toward Obama among white Americans. … [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...]

The Morning Buzz | Americans’ Perspectives on the Budget and Economic Issues

If you haven't already, take a look at our exciting new post-election American Values Survey. We delve deeper into some of the key issues from the election, while looking forward to the issues at the heart of the debate over the fiscal cliff. … [Read more...]

The GOP’s Marriage Problem

In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, analysts have noted that the Republican nominee lost in large measure due to changing American demographics—particularly the rise of the Latino vote, non-white Christians, and the religiously unaffiliated. But another demographic trend also threatens to hurt Republican chances in the future: the decline of marriage. … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]


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