The Morning Buzz | Is the NRA’s Influence Weakening?

As Americans continue to struggle last week's tragic shooting, many are looking to clergy to explain how a loving God could have allowed these events to occur. Meanwhile, in this week's graphic, Americans' opinions about the best way to prevent mass shootings in the future. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Did the Auto Bailout Decide the Election?

At the Washington Post, Georgetown professor Dan Hopkins argues that the auto bailout didn't decide the election. Roughly 6-in-10 voters nationally (59%), in Ohio (59%), and in battleground states (61%), agree that the government should have acted to help the American auto industry. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Former President George W. Bush Speaks Out on Immigration

In a rare public statement, former president George W. Bush called for an immigration debate shaped by "benevolent spirit." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Former President George W. Bush Speaks Out on Immigration

In a rare public statement, former president George W. Bush called for an immigration debate shaped by "benevolent spirit." … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | After Divisive Election, Voters Support Balanced Approach to Budget Crisis

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. … [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 | 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...]

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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