Was Coca-Cola Right? America’s Growing Religious Diversity

"It's Beautiful," a Coca-Cola advertisement shown during the Super Bowl, encapsulates American ethnic and religious diversity and has prompted a diversity of responses on social media. A recent PRRI survey shows the growing religious differences between seniors, America's oldest adults, and Millenials, America's youngest adults are dramatic. More than 7-in-10 (71 percent) seniors identify as some type of white Christian. In contrast, less than 3-in-10 (28 percent) of Millennials identify as … [Read more...]

How is America Doing? Depends on who you ask.

A poll released yesterday by Gallup reveals a large divide between white and non-white Americans who were asked how they think the country is doing. Nearly 57 percent of non-white Americans respond positively about the current state of the U.S. compared to 33 percent of white Americans. This marks the first time in recent history such a large racial gap has existed on this issue. … [Read more...]

What Will the Next Generation of Pro-Life Advocates Look Like? Different.

Today's Buzz covers the March for Life in Washington, new methods of capital punishment in America, and a look at who'll be tuning in to watch the Super Bowl! … [Read more...]

What Will the Next Generation of Anti-Abortion Advocates Look Like? Different.

Thousands of people from across the country gathered in Washington today for the annual March for Life, the world’s largest pro-life rally that in 2014 marks 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision to lift restrictions on abortion. Public opinion on abortion has remained relatively stable during the past several years. In 2013, PRRI found Americans who believe abortion should be illegal in all or most cases are outnumbered by those who say it should be legal, 42 percent to 5 … [Read more...]

PRRI-RNS Holiday Survey Gains National Media Attention

In case you missed it, PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, received significant national media coverage this week! … [Read more...]

War on Christmas? More Americans OK With “Happy Holidays”

PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, finds nearly half (49 percent) of Americans agree that stores and businesses should, out of respect for people of different faiths, greet their customers with “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings” instead of “merry Christmas.” Check out our Graphic of the Week, which breaks down patterns of support for the different greetings by age, political affiliation and religion! … [Read more...]

Americans’ Belief in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Sees Significant Drop

Today's Buzz covers Americans' feelings toward the holiday season, C.S. Lewis's enduring legacy, and whether it really is the end of the world as we know it! … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

In Capitalism Critique, Pope Francis May Have More in Common with Evangelicals than Catholics

American Catholics are slightly more inclined than the general population to say the system is working very (10 percent) or somewhat (48 percent) well, while 38 percent say the system is not working well. However, less than half of white evangelical Protestants believe capitalism is working very well (10 percent) or somewhat well (35 percent), while nearly half (49 percent) say it is not working too well or at all well. … [Read more...]


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