A new survey from PRRI and the Brookings Institution shows that majorities of Democrats, independents, and Republicans favor allowing illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S. to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements. But what v… [Read more…]
Late last week, GOP Sen. Rob Portman shocked commentators and fellow politicians by reversing his position on same-sex marriage, saying that his decision was inspired by his son, who is gay. In his latest for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones shows… [Read more…]
Next month, the College of Cardinals will select a new pope. Their choice will help shape the trajectory of the Catholic Church, which has seen significant global demographic shifts over the past century, as well as tensions about the role of tradition… [Read more…]
Just before President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address to Congress, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlined the state of public opinion on the issues that Obama was likely to address in his speech.
Just before President Obama announces his new gun control policy proposals, including an assault weapons ban and better background checks for gun buyers, Dr. Robert P. Jones illuminates the religious divide on gun control in a column for “Figuring Fait… [Read more…]
In this week’s column for Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlines why politicians should move past ideological logjams as they seek to find a solution to the impending fiscal cliff.
The day after the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones examines the role that values, demographics, and the economy played in American voters’ decision to elect President Barack Obama to a second term in office.
The religiously unaffiliated are a rapidly growing but often misunderstood group, as Dr. Robert P. Jones outlines in his latest column for “Figuring Faith,” his blog at the Washington Post.
Figuring Faith | Presidential Debate Challenge: Connecting With the Misunderstood White Working Class
At the first presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will both need to overcome two commonly held stereotypes if they want to successfully appeal to white working-class voters. In this week’s article for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones… [Read more…]
Tonight, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for the second time. But as he moves into the home stretch of the campaign, he faces a significant challenge: many Americans are not aware of his religious faith.