The Morning Buzz | Could Working-Class Whites Make the Difference in 2012?

Could white working-class Americans in the Midwest end up saving Obama this year? Our recent survey showed that Romney's lead among white working-class is, in large part, due to his outsize advantage in the South. In other parts of the country, the race is much closer. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could Third-Party Candidates Derail Romney’s Chances?

Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode isn't Mitt Romney's only worry. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could siphon votes away from Romney in key swing states. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Did Romney Win the Debate on Policy or Personality?

Was Romney's debate win more about policy, or personality? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Who Are America’s Most Apathetic Voters?

Who are America's most apathetic voters? (It's not Millennials!) … [Read more...]

Our Corner | PRRI Shapes News Coverage at the New York Times

In the past few weeks, Public Religion Research Institute's research has made quite a few appearances at the New York Times, helping to shape the coverage around the final weeks of the 2012 election. … [Read more...]

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 outlines this significant challenge. … [Read more...]

The GOP’s Woman Problem

Will the GOP's "woman problem" persist in the 2012 election? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Skip the Debate, Just Watch the Coverage

The first presidential debate is tonight, and the news coverage of the debate may make more of a difference than the debate itself, at least according to this chart. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Both Candidates Leave God Off the Campaign Trail

Where is religion in the 2012 election? At NPR, Dr. Robert P. Jones, along with Dr. David Gushee, a PRRI Board member, and Dr. Mark Rozell, a PRRI Affiliated Scholar, offer some insight into why religion has disappeared as a central theme of both candidates' campaigns. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | More Latinos Are Eligible to Vote Than Ever Before – But Will They?

According to a new analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, more Latinos are eligible to vote than ever before. However, this demographic may not exercise its newfound political clout in this election cycle: Hispanic Americans are substantially less likely to say they will definitely vote in this November's election, compared to black or white Americans. … [Read more...]


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