Natalie Jackson Examines Hispanic Americans’ Votes for Trump

Natalie Jackson Examines Hispanic Americans’ Votes for Trump

In a new Spotlight analysisPRRI Research Director Natalie Jackson examines what early exit poll data from the 2020 presidential election and PRRI’s 2020 American Values Atlas say about Hispanic American voting trends. According to Jackson, there exists a broad religious divide within the Hispanic American community.” The differences between Hispanic Protestants, Catholics, and those who are religiously unaffiliated persist through many questions in the survey, with Hispanic Protestants notably more pro-Trump, conservative, and Republican than Catholics or those who are religiously unaffiliated,” Jackson writes.

Recapping the History of LGBT Rights and Foster Care

Recent PRRI data shows that a broad majority of Americans (70%) oppose allowing religiously affiliated agencies that receive taxpayer funding to refuse to accept qualified gay and lesbian couples as foster parents, including 39% who strongly oppose it. About three in ten favor this policy (28%), with only 11% strongly favoring it. In The Washington Post, Marie-Amélie George recaps the history of this issue. In early November, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, in which the city of Philadelphia is attempting to cancel a contract with a Catholic foster care center that will not pair children with same-sex couples, went before the U.S. Supreme Court. “Should the Supreme Court uphold the agency’s refusal to work with gay and lesbian parents, the result will be to harm the very children that the state is charged with protecting,” George writes.

Robert P. Jones: Without White Evangelicals, The Struggle for Racial Justice is More Manageable

Following the 2020 presidential election, PRRI CEO and founder Robert P. Jones looks at the influence that white evangelical Protestants maintain on society. Jones believes that white evangelicals’ views on racial justice are particularly harmful. “White evangelicals have proven ourselves to be demonstrably less compassionate, empathetic and hospitable, and clearly less committed to racial reconciliation and justice, than our fellow Americans,” Jones writes. “The heartbreaking truth is that, without white evangelicals, the primary issue that has rent the soul of America since our beginnings—the struggle for racial equality and justice—would suddenly become much more manageable.”

Medical Leaders Urge Trump to Cooperate with Biden Team

Prior to the 2020 presidential election, 28% of Americans said that they trusted President-elect Joe Biden, then the Democratic candidate for president, a lot to provide accurate information on COVID-19. This week, leaders of some of the largest medical organizations in the world urged President Donald Trump to cooperate with the Biden transition team. “Real-time data and information on the supply of therapeutics, testing supplies, personal protective equipment, ventilators, hospital bed capacity and workforce availability to plan for further deployment of the nation’s assets needs to be shared to save countless lives,” the heads of the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association and the American Hospitals Association wrote in a letter to the president.