Libertarians By the Numbers: A Demographic, Religious and Political Profile

Taken together, the demographic, religious and political characteristics make libertarians unique in American politics today. … [Read more...]

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers the status of same-sex marriage in Illinois, a Supreme Court case on the separation of church and state, and Marvel's first Muslim superhero! … [Read more...]

Libertarian Robert Sarvis Delivers Solid Showing in Virginia Race

Making headlines across the nation today was Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s narrower-than-expected victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in Virginia’s gubernatorial race last night. McAuliffe took 48 percent of the vote, while Ken Cuccinelli trailed slightly with 45.5 percent. Given the close margin, Robert Sarvis’s modest seven percent of the vote—a strong showing for a third-party candidate—took on added meaning. … [Read more...]

Majorities of All Religious Groups Support ENDA

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?  Atheists say the spread of YouVersion, a Bible app for smartphones, will only swell their ranks as people delve deeper into the contradictions in and between translations of the ancient text. Religious leaders say the app’s popularity is a good... more … [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...]

Most Republicans, Evangelicals Support ENDA

With seven Republican senators and all 55 Democratic senators publicly on board, it now seems likely that the Senate will debate and vote this week on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. … [Read more...]

Apple CEO Pushes for Law to Ban Workplace Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation

Today's Buzz covers income inequality, climate change and a congressional Diwali celebration! … [Read more...]

Vatican Polls Priests on How They’re Dealing with Birth Control, Same-Sex Couples in Church

Today's Morning Buzz covers food stamp cuts, questions about Obamacare and abortions, and the dropping number of parents home-schooling for religious reasons! … [Read more...]

Support for Marijuana Legalization among Religious Groups

Despite the uptick in support for legalizing marijuana, different religious groups have distinct views on this proposal. While less than 3-in-10 (29 percent) white evangelical Protestants and less than half (48 percent) of Catholics favor marijuana legalization, clear majorities of both white mainline Protestants (58 percent) and religiously unaffiliated Americans (78 percent) favor this measure. … [Read more...]


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