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...]

Nontheist Political Action Committee Launches in Washington

This week marked the launch of the first nontheist political action committee in the United States. On Wednesday, the Center for Humanist Action introduced the Freethought Equality Fund PAC which, according to the organization’s announcement, aims to “provide financial assistance to candidates who support secular government.” Although ostensibly a vehicle to promote nonreligious political candidates, the group will not limit itself solely to endorsing atheists. Current elected officials and candi … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Hispanics

A new government report found that teen birth rates have declined substantially among Hispanic Americans over the past five years. A majority of Hispanic Americans agree that birth control should be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental consent. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Doomsday Prophet’s Radio Network May Fold

It's curtains for the radio network founded by doomsday prophet Harold Camping, who predicted that the end of the world would happen two years ago. Although more than one-third (36%) of Americans believe that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times, they appear to be leery of putting a date and time on the apocalypse; last December, only 2% of Americans said the end of the world, as predicted by the ancient Mayans, would happen by … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Should the Unaffiliated Be Called “Nones”?

In a column for the Washington Post, Christian Piatt argues that the religiously unaffiliated shouldn't be described as "nones." As our recent survey shows, only about one-third of religiously unaffiliated Americans identify as atheists or agnostics, and many religiously unaffiliated Americans report that they believe in God. … [Read more...]

On Darwin’s Birthday, Americans and Politicians Divided on Evolution

American attitudes about evolution more than 200 years after Darwin’s birth and more than 150 years after the publication of On the Origin of Species remain complex. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Sports Fandom Like Religion?

Is sports fandom like religion? Our new survey finds that Americans say religion is significantly more important to their lives than their fan affiliation, but they are about as likely to watch sports each week as they are to attend religious services. … [Read more...]


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