2013 Economic Values Survey Released Today

Did you know more than 4-in-10 Americans believe capitalism is not working well? Or how about the fact that 1-in-5 Americans are religious progressives while roughly 3-in-10 are religious conservatives? Our 2013 Economic Values Survey, just released today, has some findings that may surprise you. Check out our research page to see the full results of the report, which was conducted in partnership with the Governance Studies Program at Brookings Institution.... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Being Different and Being Proud to Be American

In his latest column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explores American pride, examining how different groups of citizens express and celebrate their national identity. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation’s 237th birthday this July 4th, the overwhelming majority of Americans report being proud of their national identity and heritage. More than 8 in 10 say they feel very (31 percent) or extremely (51 percent) proud to be... more … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | After DOMA, the Fading Future of Religious Opposition to Same-sex Marriage

The Supreme Court delivered two landmark decisions affecting same-sex marriage in the United States yesterday, one expanding the federal definition of marriage and the other allowing California to once again wed gay and lesbian couples. In my latest column for “Figuring Faith,” I examine how rapidly shifting public opinion on same-sex marriage has altered America’s religious landscape and paved the way for the court’s latest rulings. If we rewind the... more … [Read more...]

More Americans Than Not Agree With Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down section three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), expanding the federal government’s definition of marriage from “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife” to also include same-sex couples legally married in the states where they live. The court said the law, which passed Congress with bipartisan support and was signed by President... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Federalists of Convenience? How Changing Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage are Affecting Supporters and Opponents

In a new column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines how shifting public opinion on same-sex marriage has led traditional states' rights advocates to favor a federal decision on the issue, and in turn, pushed those who typically support a national approach to seek state-level solutions. … [Read more...]

Fifty Years Later, The Supreme Court’s Move to Ban Prayer in Schools Still Sparks Controversy

On this day in 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that profoundly altered Americans’ understanding of the separation of church and state and the place of religion in society. The decision in the case of Abington School District v. Schempp declared organized prayers and biblical readings in public schools to be unconstitutional, upholding a similar ruling banning school prayer in the 1962 case of Engel v. Vitale.... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | What Americans Really Think About Affirmative Action

In a new column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines the divide between American support for the general principle of affirmative action and its application in college admissions. His insight is well-timed, as the Supreme Court is set to rule later this month on the constitutionality of using race as a factor in college admissions. Cox explores PRRI’s latest findings as part of the spectrum of... more … [Read more...]

Evangelical Leaders Continue Push for Immigration Reform

As the Senate is poised to take on the task of reforming an immigration system most Americans agree is broken, a broad coalition of evangelical organizations, churches, leaders and universities have partnered to launch a $250,000 national ad campaign to push members of Congress to pass the bipartisan bill, which would strengthen border security, allow unauthorized immigrants to apply for citizenship and revamp the legal immigration system. As we noted... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Remember Civil Unions? The Shifting Middle Ground in the Same-sex Marriage Debate

Why have civil unions lost momentum? At the Monkey Cage, Dr. Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox explore shifts in public opinion on civil unions over the past decade. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Remember Civil Unions? The Shifting Middle Ground in the Same-sex Marriage Debate

Why have civil unions lost momentum? At the Monkey Cage, Dr. Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox explore shifts in public opinion on civil unions over the past decade. … [Read more...]


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