In the New York Times: Thomas Edsall Cites PRRI Data on Racial Bias in “The Great White Hope”

"The Great White Hope," Thomas Edsall's latest New York Times column, which includes PRRI data on racial bias in the United States, explores Republican strategy to win votes for the 2014 midterm and 2016 presidential elections. Challenges lie ahead, Edsall argues, if the GOP continues to pin the outcome of national campaigns on increasing support from white voters, a tactic previous referred to as the "Southern strategy." … [Read more...]

I Know What You Did Last Sunday

The Graphic of the Week highlights data from PRRI’s newest study, “I Know What You Did Last Sunday: Measuring Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reported Religious Behavior, Belief, and Belonging,” which finds that Americans tend to exaggerate how often they attend religious services. By comparing survey modes, the study concludes that Americans are more likely to report higher levels of religious participation when polled by live interviewers on the telephone than they are when completing a self- … [Read more...]

VIDEO: HuffPost Live Interviews Daniel Cox about Americans’ Religious Attendance

Watch PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox on HuffPost Live as he discusses Americans' propensity to lie about their religious attendance. … [Read more...]

Coming Full Circle? Evangélicos in the United States and Latin America

Juhem Navarro-Rivera explores the effects of evangélicos on Catholic identify for Latinos both in the United States and Latin America. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: CBS Features PRRI Survey in Interview with Baptist Leader Russell Moore about the Future of Evangelicals in America

In a recent interview with Russell Moore, CBS Sunday Morning featured a PRRI survey that showed young people are more likely to leave church over teachings about and treatment of LGBT people. Moore, the new leader on ethics and policy for the Southern Baptist Convention, discusses how the churches must adapt to declining membership and increasing secularization in the country. … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic: Pope Francis’s Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition

Click here to read The Atlantic article by Dr. Jones about how white evangelical Protestants are more aligned with official Roman Catholic Church positions than Catholics and how the Pope's call for economic justice may effect this political match made in heaven. … [Read more...]

Mixing and Matching: Who Practices Multiple Religions?

A recent survey conducted by PRRI found that sixteen percent of Americans currently say they follow the teachings or practices of more than one religion. … [Read more...]

Anti-Gay and -Lesbian Bullying and Discrimination

Today, most Americans (68 percent) believe that gay and lesbian people face a lot of discrimination in the United States. For many younger gay and lesbian people, discrimination often comes in the form of bullying, which has prompted a national discussion about anti-gay attitudes toward and bullying of gay and lesbian youth. Today, nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans agree that bullying of gay and lesbian teenagers is a major problem in schools. … [Read more...]

Protecting Transgender People from Discrimination

Despite the widespread support for anti-discrimination legislation for LGBT individuals, such legislation still faces considerable hurdles, at least at the federal level. … [Read more...]

A Year in the Life of Pope Francis I

Today marks one year since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church. Here’s a look back at some of Pope Francis’s most memorable moments during his first year in the Vatican. … [Read more...]


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