Event Wrap-up | American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality and Doubts about the Future

On September 23, 2014, Public Religion Research Institute released findings from our American Values Survey 2014, “Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future.” We found that Americans have a decidedly gloomy outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation. The event, held at Brookings’ Falk Auditorium, featured panelists Dr. Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Joy Reid (MSNBC), and Henry Olsen (American Enterprise Institute). William Galston and E.J. Dionne, from the Brookings Governance Studies program, moderated the presentation. The conversation was followed by a lively Q&A with the audience.

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In the News | National Media Coverage of PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

Findings from PRRI”s American Values Survey, which point both to the economic anxiety Americans are experiencing—personally and systemically—and to Americans’ plummeting confidence in the criminal justice system’s treatment of blacks and other minorities, are being covered in major national media outlets.

Journalists at many national media outlets are reporting on the incisive data,

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New Survey | Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future: Findings from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

Today, PRRI released our American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future. Although the economy has improved overall, findings show Americans have a bleak outlook on their personal financial situation and… [Read more...]

PRRI in the New York Times | Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons with Gay Children

A recent New York Times article on growing acceptance of the gay community within Mormonism features PRRI data from our 2014 LGBT survey.

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Churches They Are a Changin’: Americans’ Attitudes Toward Same-sex Marriage Are Transforming the Face of Congregations

A new study released by Duke University finds that churches are increasingly welcoming gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships to their congregations. These findings underscore PRRI data that indicate religious groups have seen an astonishin… [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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PRRI Talks with David Gushee about His ABP Series on Christianity and LGBT Issues

PRRI sat down with Dr. David Gushee, the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, to discuss the his series in ABP on Christianity and LGBT issues, and how it fits into the broader scope of his work.

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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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Media Roundup | Coverage of PRRI’s New Survey on Unaccompanied Children at the U.S. Border

A list of PRRI’s media coverage this week in response to the release of our new survey on unaccompanied children coming across the U.S. border from Central America.

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In the New York Times | PRRI Data on Unaccompanied Children Crossing U.S. Border from Central America

On July 29, 2014, the New York Times featured an article about PRRI’s latest poll which surveys Americans on unaccompanied children arriving in the United States from Central America.

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