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Conservative Christians Packed an Electoral Punch, but Can They Do It Again in 2016?
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians are taking credit for the Republican sweep of the U.S. Senate and GOP victories farther down the ticket in Nov. 4's midterm elections, and they predict they will prevail again in 2 ...

Americans Divided on Religious Liberty: The Freedom to Practice My Religion or the Freedom to Avoid Yours
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

When it comes to concerns over religious liberty, Americans are divided as to which is in more imminent danger: the ability to practice one’s religion without government inference, or the consequences to freed ...

Embattled Evangelicals: ‘War on Religion’ is Aimed at Us
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

These are anxious times for white evangelicals, according to two new surveys. These are anxious times for white evangelicals, according to two new surveys. At 20 percent of U.S ...

Survey: Most Americans Say U.S. Should Shelter, Not Deport, Child Migrants
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. And they say the United States should support these children while reviewing t ...

Awaiting Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling, Public Favors Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to finally issue its ruling this week in the highly anticipated case of the craft companies vs. Obamacare. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to ...

Immigration Isn't Dead
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was one of the craziest days in recent American political history. House Majority leader Eric Cantor fell to Tea Party economics professor David Brat in a primary upset no pundit saw coming. ...

Survey: Four in 10 Americans Support Controversial Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

More than four in 10 Americans support the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, which requires nonprofits and businesses to provide birth control even if they have religious objections. ...

Poll: Americans Stretch the Truth on Attending Church
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that many Christians — and unbelievers, too — will exaggerate about attending worship in live phone interviews. “I ...

Behind the Numbers: Religious 'Nones' May Not Be Who You Think They Are
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

In recent surveys, the religious “nones” — as in, “none of the above” — appear to lead in the faith marketplace. In fact, “none” could soon be the dominant label U.S. adults pick when asked to describe their r ...

Survey: Americans Turn Sharply Favorable on Gay Issues
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Americans’ attitudes toward the lives and choices of gays and lesbians have changed radically since Massachusetts first legalized same — sex marriage a decade ago. Americans’ atti ...

Fans Rely on God, Rituals to Boost Favorite Team
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Most Americans don’t think God or the devil will be picking the NFL playoff winners this weekend or any other sports champions. Most Americans don’t think God or the devil will b ...

Christmas Is a Commercial Holiday, Not a Sacred Holy Day, for Many
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

Nine in 10 Americans will celebrate Christmas this year, but a new poll shows that increasing numbers see the holiday as more tinsel than gospel truth. Nine in 10 Americans will c ...

Conservatives Shift Tone on Gay Anti-discrimination Bill
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual, and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’s a shift in the political air: Arguments that stand purely on religious grou ...

Libertarians: Young, White, and Male
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

“Libertarians are significantly more likely to be non-Hispanic white, male, and young,” according to the report by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute released last Tuesday. ...

Hispanics Increasingly Identify as 'Nones'
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the number of Hispanic evangelicals, a new study has found. The number of Hispanic-Am ...

Survey: Hispanics Flock to Pope Francis, the Democratic Party
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

A new survey of Hispanic political and religious values finds they’re overwhelmingly Democrats who hold a largely negative view of the Republican Party. A new survey of Hispanic p ...

My Country ’Tis of Thee: Evangelicals Score Highest on Patriotism
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the strongest levels of patriotic feelings in a new poll, with more than two-thirds (68 percent) saying they are extremely proud to be an American. ...

Half of Christian Young Adults Say Marijuana Should Be Legal
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Half of young Christians favor the legalization of marijuana, says a new survey out today from the Public Religion Research Institute. Half of young Christians favor the legaliz ...

More than Six in Ten Americans Support Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

More than six in ten Americans support a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, a survey out today from the Public Religion Research Institute finds. More than six in ten Americ ...

New Poll: Mainline Protestants Up for Grabs Heading into November
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

They may not be as large as Catholics or as active as evangelicals, but white mainline Protestants have a big thing going for them this election cycle: they are divided, and possibly persuadable. That's a ...

Two-Thirds of Americans Say They're Both: "Pro-Life" AND "Pro-Choice"
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

A fascinating new study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that two-thirds of all Americans identify with both the "pro-life" and "pro-choice" labels simultaneously. ...

Preach It, Sarah Palin!
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

What convinced me that common ground might be possible was another unlikely event, I read a column by Sarah Palin that I liked. In Friday’s Wall Street Journal she took on the members of Congress that have bee ...

New Poll: Majority of White Evangelicals Oppose Cutting Federal Programs that help the Poor
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

A new poll released this morning by Public Religion Research Institute shows that a majority of white evangelicals are opposed to cutting federal anti-poverty programs for the poor and nearly three-quarters of ...