How is America Doing? Depends on who you ask.

A poll released yesterday by Gallup reveals a large divide between white and non-white Americans who were asked how they think the country is doing. Nearly 57 percent of non-white Americans respond positively about the current state of the U.S. compared to 33 percent of white Americans. This marks the first time in recent history such a large racial gap has existed on this issue. … [Read more...]

PRRI-RNS Holiday Survey Gains National Media Attention

In case you missed it, PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, received significant national media coverage this week! … [Read more...]

War on Christmas? More Americans OK With “Happy Holidays”

PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, finds nearly half (49 percent) of Americans agree that stores and businesses should, out of respect for people of different faiths, greet their customers with “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings” instead of “merry Christmas.” Check out our Graphic of the Week, which breaks down patterns of support for the different greetings by age, political affiliation and religion! … [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...]

Americans’ Views on Specific Immigration Provisions: Fines, Waiting Periods, and Increased Border Security

Today's Buzz covers the gender gap in libertarianism, public opinion on immigration reform, and some really, really well-aged wine! … [Read more...]

Atheist: Still a Scarlet Letter in American Politics?

Making the distinction between being an atheist and identifying as religiously unaffiliated may seem minor, but the difference between the two is surprisingly significant in the minds of many Americans. … [Read more...]

Event: In Search of Libertarians in America

2013 American Values Survey Release Event at the Brookings Institution on October 29th. … [Read more...]

The Rise of Religiously Unaffiliated Hispanics

Hispanics, like Americans overall, are switching their religious affiliation. In the Hispanic community, a majority grow up Catholic, but there is a growth of Hispanic evangelical Protestants and the religiously unaffiliated. … [Read more...]

New Survey Explores What it Means to be Jewish

Pew Research Center’s Survey of Jewish Americans, released just yesterday, provides a wealth of demographic and religious information. With an increasing number of Jewish Americans reporting that they are not religious, the survey asked an important question: what does it mean to be Jewish? The survey found that most Jews (62 percent) report being Jewish is primarily a matter of ancestry or culture, while 15 percent say it’s primarily a... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Voice of America Highlights PRRI Findings on American Atheists

Voice of America’s Jerome Socolovsky recently sat down with PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones to discuss the launch of America’s first nontheist political action committee, which aims to represent Americans who don’t believe in God by promoting secular government and providing support for atheist, agnostic and humanist political candidates. Currently, Socolovsky reports there are no members of Congress who are openly atheist and thus the growing number of religiously... more … [Read more...]


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