Death Sentence for Fort Hood Shooter Sparks Complex Debate about Death Penalty

A military jury decided this week to recommend the death sentence for convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people and wounded another 32 when he opened fire on a building packed with unarmed soldiers and civ… [Read more...]

Our Corner | Is King’s Dream Still Alive?

In my latest for Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I explore race relations in America 50 years following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington: As King looked out on the cro… [Read more...]

Who’s Been Left Out of King’s Dream?

It’s been nearly half a century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his hope for a future in which the “manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” would no longer bind black Americans, for a day when the United States would “… [Read more...]

50 Years Later, Economic Disparities Remain

During the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said black Americans live “on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” On August 28, the most memorable civil rights protest in American history… [Read more...]

A Quiet Revolution: The Changing Tone of American Churches on Same-Sex Marriage

Many gay and lesbian Americans are relating to religion differently than they were a decade ago, as a group that was once largely condemned from the pulpit is finding less judgment and more acceptance in America’s places of worship. Many religious le… [Read more...]

Graphic of the Week: Retention Rates of Religious and Unaffiliated Americans

  Our new Graphic of the Week examines how formative experiences with or without religion impact the likelihood of identifying as religious later in life. Ninety-three percent of Americans report that they raised in a religious household, compared… [Read more...]

E.J. Dionne: Religion Challenges Left and Right

E.J. Dionne, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of the PRRI-Brookings Economic Values Survey, discusses what the survey’s findings may mean for the future of the American political and religious landscapes in his latest op… [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | Six Challenges for Organizing a Progressive Religious Movement

In my latest column for Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I explore the obstacles currently facing an organized progressive religious movement. The recent release of the PRRI/Brookings Economic Values Survey has triggered a lively discu… [Read more...]

Our Corner | Born and Raised: More Americans Are Being Raised Without Religion and Choosing to Stay that Way

In my latest column for Huffington Post Religion, I examine why such a high number of Millennials now identify as nonreligious and what influence this could have on the future of religion in America. With roughly three-in-ten (31 percent) Millennials… [Read more...]

Our Corner | Could the Religious Left Outgrow the Religious Right?

A new piece from The London Times explores how American Millennials may be re-shaping the country’s political and religious landscape, based both on an interview with PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones and findings from PRRI’s 2013 Economic Values S… [Read more...]