The Morning Buzz | Could Libertarianism Transform the GOP?

In today's Buzz, Richard Dawkins might be a liability to the atheist movement, Pope Francis could reframe the "values" debate, libertarianism might be going mainstream, the Buddhist tech world's focus on gadgets misses the point, and why Nate Silver's Senate prediction isn't as flashy as it seems. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Rand Paul Wants to “Disrupt” Washington

In today's Buzz, evangelicals proselytize by the pool in Portland, Oregon, Rand Paul tells techies he wants to "disrupt" Washington, school principals think their children are socioeconomically disadvantaged, the concept of social mobility might be a myth, and evangelical Christians speak out about immigration reform. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Are Catholicism and Libertarianism Like Oil and Water?

Today's Buzz covers evidence linking support for voter ID laws to racial bias, the conflict between catholicism and libertarianism, transgender veterans speak out against the military's ban on transgender troops, church in Arizona offers sanctuary to an immigrant without legal documentation who has an American-born son and has been in the country for more than 14 years. … [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...]

Americans’ Views on Specific Immigration Provisions: Fines, Waiting Periods, and Increased Border Security

Today's Buzz covers the gender gap in libertarianism, public opinion on immigration reform, and some really, really well-aged wine! … [Read more...]

Melissa Deckman on the Limits of Libertarianism for Women

Affiliated scholar and PRRI board member Dr. Melissa Deckman discusses the gender gap in libertarianism today. … [Read more...]

Libertarians, the Tea Party and White Evangelicals on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Libertarians are a unique political group. While their political behavior suggests a strongly conservative worldview, when it comes to social issues – including access to abortion, physician-assisted suicide and marijuana legalization – libertarians stand apart from other key conservative constituencies. … [Read more...]

Brink Lindsey on Libertarians in America

Cato Institute's vice-president for research shares his take on our 2013 American Values Survey. … [Read more...]

Dr. Robert P. Jones Presents the Demographics of Libertarians

Miss the launch of PRRI’s 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America? Not to worry, you can check out Dr. Robert P. Jones’s breakdown of libertarians by race and ethnicity, gender and age, along with his take on how the group’s religious and political composition compares to other conservative constituencies, by checking out the video below. Many thanks to Brookings Institution for hosting the event and providing such great video... more … [Read more...]

Libertarians By the Numbers: A Demographic, Religious and Political Profile

Taken together, the demographic, religious and political characteristics make libertarians unique in American politics today. … [Read more...]


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