In the Huffington Post | Future of Soccer in the U.S. May Rest at the Feet of Young Players

PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox reports in the Huffington Post that, thanks to loyal youth soccer players, soccer could soon overtake football’s place in American’s hearts.

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PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Appears on Georgia Public Broadcasting

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones appears on Georgia’s Public Broadcasting to discuss Americans’ attitudes about race and the criminal justice system in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Mo.

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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 percent today, which may not bode well for Republicans at the polls this November.

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In The Atlantic | Is Support for Gay Marriage Dropping?

Today, The Atlantic features an article by PRRI’s CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox, who push back against speculations, based on a single recent poll from Pew, that support for same-sex marriage is declining. They give four reasons … [Read more...]

On Brookings’ FixGov | Six Days After Ferguson: America’s Racial Disconnect in One Chart

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses how a question from the American Values Survey 2014 about whether black Americans and other minorities receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system vividly captures the strikingly different reactions of whit… [Read more...]

In The Atlantic | Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson by Robert P. Jones

Today, The Atlantic’s most popular article is a feature by PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones, which explores one important reason why whites perceive the issue of race in America so differently than blacks. According to Jones, many whites have difficulty understanding the problems faced by black Americans which led to the unrest in Ferguson Mo. simply because whites are socially isolated from African Americans and their experiences. Most whites are surrounded predominantly—if not exclusively—by other white friends and family.

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In The Atlantic | Crossing Party Lines at the Border by Robert P. Jones

CEO Robert P. Jones has penned an article for The Atlantic giving further insight into the data. According to Jones, Americans’ perspective about the situation at the border, and how best to address it, is one of “compassionate pragmatism.”

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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 Ca… [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… [Read more...]

In The Atlantic: Unspoken Racial Tensions in the U.S.

Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic is now posted on the publication’s home page. In the piece, “The Racial Tensions Lurking Under the Surface of American Society,” Dr. Jones shares how “social desirability bias” affects polling results w… [Read more...]


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