New York Times’ Thomas Edsall Cites PRRI Data in Column about Democrats and White Working Class

Thomas Edsall's latest op-ed for The New York Times cites Public Religion Research Institute's September 2012 study, "Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America," in an exploration of how Democrats can win back the votes of white working class Americans. … [Read more...]

PunditFact Rates Ralph Reed’s Comments about Millennials and Abortion “False,” Based on PRRI Data

Last Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, conservative activist and chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed said Millennials (Americans ages 18 to 33) are "more pro-life than Baby Boomers and older Americans." Political columnist Ron Fournier with National Journal quickly disagreed, arguing Millennials are equally pro-life as older Americans. After the broadcast, PunditFact endeavored to set the record straight and relies on PRRI data to do so. … [Read more...]

Republican Hispanic Outreach: Running Out of Time?

Hispanic Americans are a becoming a crucial demographic for both political parties. However, in recent elections, Hispanics have strongly preferred Democratic candidates. Juhem Navarro-Rivera identifies a significant problem facing the Republican party -- that for many conservative activists minority outreach is not a priority -- and what Republicans must do to gain the Hispanic vote in the 2016 presidential election and beyond. … [Read more...]

Reasons for Increasing Support for Same-sex Marriage in the South

On its home page, The Atlantic features a piece by PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones, "The South’s Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage," which explores the growth in support for same-sex marriage in Dixieland. In the South overall, support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically during the past decade, from 22 percent in 2003 to 48 percent in 2013. … [Read more...]

Religious Discrimination Cases at an All-Time High Since 1997

Today's Buzz covers the morality-legality gap in views about pornography, the state of unemployment in America, and religious liberty in the workplace. … [Read more...]

Gay marriage in Dixieland? PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Unpacks the Possibility in The Atlantic

This morning, The Atlantic featured a piece by PRRI's CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones, The South's Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage. Amid "the remarkable bevy of judicial decisions overturning bans on same-sex marriage in southern states such as Virginia, Kentucky, and Texas" recently, Jones points to PRRI's LGBT survey, A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Issues. … [Read more...]

Justice Department Sues Philadelphia School District for Religious Liberty

Today's Buzz covers a new same-sex marriage case in Wyoming, public opinion on the issue of job protections for LGBT workers, and how many Americans believe AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior. … [Read more...]

American Support for LGBT Employment Protections

The U.S. Senate's passage last year of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill to ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, brought national attention to the issue of job protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Interestingly, PRRI’s latest survey finds that even after the well-publicized vote, most Americans remain unaware that such employment protections don’t currently exist. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Same-sex Civil Unions

Today's Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff's remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion. … [Read more...]

Influential GOP Members Come out to Support Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers some prominent Republicans coming out in favor of same-sex marriage, debates over legalizing marijuana in Georgia and California, and a look at a drive-in church in Florida! … [Read more...]


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