Chick-fil-A Buzz Illustrates Centrality of Same-sex Marriage Debate

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A's stance on same-sex marriage, how does the American public feel about this public policy issue? Recent surveys show a religious divide. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 25, 2012

How do you feel about microtargeting, the process which allows political campaigns to create online ads made exactly for you? A new survey released by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania shows that 86% of respondents did not want political campaigns to tailor ads to their interests. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 24, 2012

At the Washington Post, Lisa Miller wonders whether Romney can reconcile his wealth and his faith. A plurality of Americans believe that capitalism is at odds with Christian values. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 23, 2012

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? A question for the ages, posed by Morning Buzz reader Arnie: How much is an unsaleable bald eagle worth? An atheist group expressed their displeasure with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack after he publicly announced that he prays daily for rain.... more … [Read more...]

How Do Americans Perceive Minorities?

In November 2012, when millions of Americans go to polling stations, they will cast their vote for either a black or Mormon presidential candidate. Intergroup attitudes will play a significant role in an election where, for the first time, two men with minority backgrounds have been selected for candidacy by the major parties. Scholars have found that minority candidates have a hard time finding electoral support among white Americans. So,... more … [Read more...]

New Analysis Shows Diversity of Asian-Americans’ Religious Faith

In a fascinating new analysis, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life breaks down a comprehensive, nationwide survey of Asian-Americans conducted by the Pew Research Center, providing some much-needed data on Asian-Americans’ religious profile. The report highlights Asian-Americans as a “study in contrasts,” at once a highly religious and highly secular demographic group. Although Asian-Americans have been largely responsible for the growth of non-Abrahamic religions (especially Buddhism and … [Read more...]

Our Corner | PRRI Announces New Affiliated Scholars

Here at Faith in the Numbers, we’re excited to welcome an influx of new contributions from some of the country’s leading scholars on religion and politics. Today, PRRI launched its inaugural Affiliated Scholars program, which weaves a close relationship between the PRRI team and a small group of scholars, in an effort to make more insights on the intersection of religion and politics available for public consumption. The scholars will... more … [Read more...]

New Release | Public Religion Research Institute Launches New Partnership With Prominent Religion & Politics Scholars

Public Religion Research Institute Launches New Partnership With Prominent Religion & Politics Scholars WASHINGTON – With the presidential election heating up, and religion and religious groups playing a significant role in shaping the outcome of the election, one of the nation’s leading organizations specializing in research at the intersection of religion, values and public life is expanding the resources available to aid in understanding and covering the 2012 election. Founded in 2009, Pub … [Read more...]

Are Americans Losing Faith in Organized Religion?

Is organized religion – once more trusted than the military or the U.S. Supreme Court – beginning to falter in Americans’ eyes? A new poll from Gallup reports that only 44% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in “the church or organized religion” today, dipping just below other recent low points (45% in 2002 and 46% in 2007). Less than forty years ago, American... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 11, 2012

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Two questions: is this clam eating the salt or just bringing it into its shell for investigation? And could all convenience store robberies be averted with a little firmness on the part of the cashier? Although not all Americans agree on the best way to tackle immigration reform, there is a consensus of opinion that it f … [Read more...]


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