The New Yorker Highlights PRRI Findings in Discussion of Dixiecrats

Jelani Cobb's latest for The New Yorker, "The GOP's Dixiecrat Problem," uses PRRI data to discuss similarities between the mid-20th century Dixiecrats and the Tea Party of today. … [Read more...]

Galston: The Tea Party and the GOP Crackup

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal, William A. Galston uses Public Religion Research Institute data to discuss the break of those who identify with the Tea Party from the greater GOP population. … [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...]

What do Americans Think of SCOTUS Calls?

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?  Because D.C. police don’t have enough on their plates… Why are so many historically black colleges and universities struggling to keep their doors open? NPR’s Gene Demby examines the question just days after the Supreme Court’s decision to send Fisher v. University... more … [Read more...]

Hispanics and the GOP

The Republican Party has a problem with Hispanic voters. Graphic of the Week highlights five areas of concern for the GOP, including negative associations, immigration, party affiliation, perceived concern, and Republican identification. … [Read more...]

Nebraska Court Rules 16-Year-Old Too Immature for Abortion

Today's Buzz covers the debt ceiling, prosperity preachers and a determined (and destructive) pot-bellied pig in Des Moines! … [Read more...]

Confirmation Hearings Begin for Janet Yellen, First Woman to Lead Fed

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? Starbucks is offering a new deal through Friday: buy a cop of coffee for someone else, and get yours free. CEO Howard Schultz says he hopes the “Come Together” promotion will set an example for lawmakers in Washington to work... more … [Read more...]

Americans’ Divergent Views on Obamacare and Government-Provided Health Insurance

That Republicans and Democrats disagree over the new health care law reflects a broader split among the American people on the law. According to PRRI’s research, Americans themselves are equally split over whether or not to repeal and eliminate Obamacare. … [Read more...]

Shutdown Highlights Lack of Public Identification with Government

Polls show public lack of faith in government. PRRI survey examines if people view the government as "the government" or "our government." … [Read more...]

Despite Shutdown, Thousands March in Washington for Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers a march for immigration reform, how you can start your own religion, and the faith-based case for increasing wages for underpaid federal workers. … [Read more...]


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