Steady Support for Immigration Reform

What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Dallas Church Marrying Same-sex Couples for 40 Years

Today''s Buzz covers the Republican Senate primary race in Mississippi, a mega-church in Dallas that has been performing same-sex marriages for 40 years, racial discrimination under the guise of "religious belief," global warming vs. climate change, and how chocolate might save the planet. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Same-sex Marriage Now Legal in Idaho

Today's Buzz covers U.S. Court of Appeals decision finds website name disparaging to American Muslims, Idaho overturns same-sex marriage ban, Democrats pressure Republicans on immigration reform, Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Republican Senate primary, the state of health in the U.S. … [Read more...]

13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013

It's been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on "Figuring Faith," my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013! … [Read more...]

Most Americans Back Minimum Wage Increase, With Two Notable Exceptions

President Obama made headlines earlier this week by announcing his support for the Harkin-Miller bill, which would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. PRRI’s recently released 2013 American Values Survey explored public opinion on increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.00 an hour, finding that more than 7-in-10 (71 percent) Americans support raising the minimum wage while roughly 1-in-4 (24 percent) oppose. … [Read more...]

Brink Lindsey on Libertarians in America

Cato Institute's vice-president for research shares his take on our 2013 American Values Survey. … [Read more...]

The Unique Religious Profile of Libertarians

Our 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America finds that libertarians stand out among conservative groups for their unique religious make-up and comparatively low levels of religious commitment. … [Read more...]

PRRI CEO Robert Jones Takes to the Airwaves to Unpack Relationship between Libertarians, Tea Party

I recently appeared on State of Belief radio to discuss the findings of PRRI's 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America, with host Rev. Welton Gaddy. He had some great questions for me, including a particularly interesting one about the differences in composition between libertarians and those who identify with the Tea Party movement. … [Read more...]

Which GOP Constituency Will Sway the Party’s 2016 Presidential Nomination?

Today's Morning Buzz features Belgium's discussion about legalizing euthanasia for children, the NSA's tapping of cardinals' phones, and which GOP group may have the greatest sway in determining the party's 2016 nominee! … [Read more...]

Which GOP Constituency Will Sway the 2016 Presidential Nomination?

Although the next presidential primaries are still more than two years away, potential Republican nominees are already jockeying to earn favor with key constituencies. Our newly released American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America finds that some key conservative constituencies, including libertarians, white evangelical Protestants and the Tea Party, are already identifying favorites among the slate of potential candidates. … [Read more...]


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