In today’s buzz, resistance to Keystone XL impacts other pipeline projects, complications between Democrats and the white working class, and the crowning of TIME’s Person of the Year.
Thomas Edsall’s latest op-ed for The New York Times cites Public Religion Research Institute’s September 2012 study, “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America,” in an exploration of how Democrats can win… [Read more…]
Today’s Buzz covers GOP efforts to overhaul federal social programs, new research finding states with more atheists boast greater entrepreneurial activity, and Democrats’ efforts to reach out to white working-class men.
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? With the final four upon us, some have had the pleasure of success… [Read more…]
Just before the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones was interviewed by Religion & Politics’ Tiffany Stanley, who asked several important questions about what Dr. Jones will be looking for in the post-election data.
Could white working-class Americans in the Midwest end up saving Obama this year? Our recent survey showed that Romney’s lead among white working-class is, in large part, due to his outsize advantage in the South. In other parts of the country, the rac… [Read more…]
In the past few weeks, Public Religion Research Institute’s research has made quite a few appearances at the New York Times, helping to shape the coverage around the final weeks of the 2012 election.
A ballot initiative on marijuana legalization in Colorado could draw large numbers of younger voters to the polls, creating a “bud bump” for Obama.
Figuring Faith | Presidential Debate Challenge: Connecting With the Misunderstood White Working Class
At the first presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will both need to overcome two commonly held stereotypes if they want to successfully appeal to white working-class voters. In this week’s article for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones… [Read more…]