AUDIO | PRRI’s Robert P. Jones discusses midterm election outcomes on Huffington Post podcast

On this week's Huffington Post All Together podcast, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones joins host and executive editor Paul Rausenbusch to discuss "the faith factor" in the 2014 midterm elections. With a resounding win, Republicans seized control of the Senate and maintained their majority in the House; what bearing did white christian voters--especially Catholics--have on the outcome? Did the threat against religious liberties hit home with voters? How did people of other religions, like Jews and the … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic | Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge with Them

In PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones' latest article in The Atlantic, he examines the slim margin between Republicans and Democrats in five key Senate races this midterm election. Although the GOP has historically enjoyed stalwart support from what was once considered a base constituency, white evangelical Protestants are dwindling in numbers—not only in the South but throughout the United States. In fact, the number of white evangelical Protestants nationwide has slipped from 22 percent in 2007 to 18 p … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Awaiting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling

Today's Buzz covers the imminent Supreme Court ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case, the beginning of Ramadan, new GOP website engages people of faith, air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since 2005, Archbishop convicted of child sex abuse and defrocked, role of regional price parities in minimum wage debate, most stressed-out U.S. cities. … [Read more...]

On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat. … [Read more...]

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI's newest immigration data. … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, "How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor." In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republica … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Dallas Church Marrying Same-sex Couples for 40 Years

Today''s Buzz covers the Republican Senate primary race in Mississippi, a mega-church in Dallas that has been performing same-sex marriages for 40 years, racial discrimination under the guise of "religious belief," global warming vs. climate change, and how chocolate might save the planet. … [Read more...]

Do Americans Support the ACA’S Employer Contraception Coverage Mandate?

PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week explores Americans’ views about the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate for certain types of businesses, including privately owned corporations. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Challenges for Republicans’ “Great White Hope” Strategy

Today's Buzz covers Thomas Edsall's New York Time's piece on why the "Southern Strategy" is no longer viable for Republicans, historical systemic discrimination against gay and lesbian federal workers, Supreme Court justice halts execution in Missouri, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admits a Muslim student, how an official World Cup soccer ball gets made. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Pope Francis Stirs the Pot Yet Again

In today's Buzz Pope Francis goes against church doctrine by telling a woman married to a divorced man that she can receive Holy Communion, white southerners increasing support of the GOP, test your Bible IQ, Georgia governor signs Safe Carry Protection Act into law allowing residents to cary licensed firearms in public places, Oklahoma Supreme Court says death-row inmates not entitles to know source of lethal drugs -- double execution scheduled for April 29th, new digital art by Andy Warhol … [Read more...]


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