Our Corner | PRRI’s Economic Values Survey Hits the Airwaves

PRRI’s 2013 Economic Values Survey, conducted in partnership with the Brookings Institution, has attracted significant media attention by providing a new perspective on the American religious landscape that identifies religious progressives, religious moderates and religious conservatives. PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones has given several radio interviews addressing the survey’s findings, including speaking on Interfaith Alliance’s State of Belief about the challenges facing the both … [Read more...]

Our Corner | PRRI’s Economic Values Survey Hits the Airwaves

PRRI’s 2013 Economic Values Survey, conducted in partnership with the Brookings Institution, has attracted significant media attention by providing a new perspective on the American religious landscape that identifies religious progressives, religious moderates and religious conservatives. PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones has given several radio interviews addressing the survey’s findings, including speaking on Interfaith Alliance’s State of Belief about the challenges facing the both … [Read more...]

Graphic of the Week: Retention Rates of Religious and Unaffiliated Americans

  Our new Graphic of the Week examines how formative experiences with or without religion impact the likelihood of identifying as religious later in life. Ninety-three percent of Americans report that they raised in a religious household, compared to just seven percent who were raised with no formal religious affiliation. As the graphic illustrates, the current religious affiliation of the two groups is markedly different. Among those who were raised... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Economic Mobility Worst in the South, Best in the West

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?  Did Daft Punk pick the MTV Video Music Awards over StePhest Colbchella, or was Colbert Punk’d? Find out, along with the rest of Hollywood royalty, right here in a clip complete with song and dance. A new study finds folks in... more … [Read more...]

Response to “Born and Raised”: Americans Share their Formative Experiences with Religion

The rising rate of religious non-affiliation, particularly among the young, has inspired thoughtful discussions about the problems with churches, or alternatively, the problem with Millennials. In his latest column for the Huffington Post Religion, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explored an overlooked part of this important trend: the increasing number of Americans being raised without religion. The piece sparked a lively debate among readers about how growing up in a religious, or... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Medical Marijuana Appropriate for Young Children?

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?  Heard of Wandai Wrection? This Japanese Little Leaguer loves them (according to ESPN)… CNN’s Saundra Young tells the compelling story of a couple who used medicinal marijuana to stop their 6-year-old daughter’s seizures. PRRI data shows eight-in-ten (80 percent) Americans favor... m … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Medical Marijuana Appropriate for Young Children?

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?  Heard of Wandai Wrection? This Japanese Little Leaguer loves them (according to ESPN)… CNN’s Saundra Young tells the compelling story of a couple who used medicinal marijuana to stop their 6-year-old daughter’s seizures. PRRI data shows eight-in-ten (80 percent) Americans favor... m … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Single Women Twice as Likely as Single Men to Buy Homes

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?  Rough start to your day? Well, at least you didn’t sleep through your morning television show… This should give First Lady Michelle Obama something to smile about: a new study finds obesity rates among preschoolers have fallen in 19 states during the... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are Conservative Christians More Likely to be Mistreated at Work?

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?  Is the iced coffee you’re drinking America’s best? Find out here! Russia’s government officials say tourists and foreign athletes traveling to the country for the 2014 Olympic Games who advocate a ”nontraditional sexual orientation” will face criminal charges. Only 16 per … [Read more...]

E.J. Dionne: Religion Challenges Left and Right

E.J. Dionne, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of the PRRI-Brookings Economic Values Survey, discusses what the survey’s findings may mean for the future of the American political and religious landscapes in his latest op-ed for The Washington Post. Whenever I write sympathetically about religion, I get bombarded by tweets and notes from readers who normally agree with me but cannot abide by the idea that religious belief should be... more … [Read more...]


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