U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Support of LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Support of LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections
PRRI data recently showed that 72% of Americans are in favor of non-discrimination protections that would protect the LGBT community. “The cases the court ruled on Monday involved job discrimination: two men who had been fired from their jobs for being gay, and one woman who was fired for being transgender. The question at hand was whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of “sex,” also covers cases such as these,” reports Paul Waldeman of The Washington Post.
The State of Black America in 2020
In a new Spotlight Analysis, PRRI’s Brianna Tucker examines what survey data says about Black America in 2020. Among Tucker’s observations is a broad unity among Black Americans on what the most important issues facing the country are. “Black Americans stand out as much more united on which issues are significant to them, and with higher proportions rate those issues as critical than other demographics groups. The top three issues rated as critical among Black Americans are health care (78%), crime (71%) and fairness of presidential elections (69%),” Tucker writes.
Robert P. Jones to Appear on New RNS Series
On Tuesday at 1 pm EDT, please tune in for the next episode of “Becoming Less Racist,” a new program from Religion News Service. PRRI CEO and founder Robert P. Jones will be joined by religious scholar Simran Jeet Singh. Tune in here.
Natalie Jackson Talks Trump Favorability with Deseret News
According to PRRI Research Director Natalie Jackson, “with President Trump, we don’t see a lot of things impact his numbers heavily.” Jackson spoke with Deseret News’ Kelsey Dallas and analyzed recent PRRI data about Trump’s favorability. Among the survey’s findings is a decline in support for Trump among religious voters, specifically white Catholics. “White Catholics could be experiencing higher rates of coronavirus transmission and more of the related economic impacts” because the regions of the country where they’re concentrated,” Jackson said.
Is President Trump Religious?
PRRI’s most recent data shows that President Donald Trump’s favorability has fallen among several key religious groups in recent weeks. President Trump’s relationship with religious groups is the subject of a recent piece in Insider by K. Thor Jensen. According to Jensen, recent data shows that few Americans believe Trump is a man of faith, and others could not name which religious institution he was a follower of. Despite many believing Trump is not a man of faith, PRRI data shows that more than a quarter of the country believes he was sent by a higher power. PRRI data from 2017 found that 28% of Americans believe that God played a major role in the election of Donald Trump.