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Religion & Culture
Evangelicals Fire the Future: Rich Cizik’s Resignation
The former VP of the National Association of Evangelicals was forced to resign for his acceptance of gay civil unions; ironic, given the views of evangelicalism's future leaders.
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Politics & Elections
NPR: Obama Redraws Map of Religious Voters
This most recent selection from National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” mentions the work of Public Religion Research, noting the positive shift in the relationship between t…
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Politics & Elections
NPR: How McCain Shed Pariah Status Among Evangelicals
This piece from National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” talks about the work of Public Religion Research, Robert P. Jones’ new book, Progressive and Religious, and the…
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Politics & Elections
Faith and Torture among Southern White Evangelicals
A new article by the Oregonian profiles a new survey conducted by Public Religion Research on the issue of torture among southern white evangelicals. Torture and Evangelicals: Faith takes a back seat…
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Politics & Elections
The Young and the Faithful
A groundbreaking survey conducted by Public Religion Research and sponsored by Faith in Public Life details how younger Americans are transforming the political landscape in 2008. The report also r…
I had the privilege of presenting the findings of a poll conducted by our firm, Public Religion Research, at A National Summit on Torture: Religious Faith, Torture, and our National Soul. The poll was…
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Religion & Culture
The New Public Face of Religion
Note: The complete version of this article can be found my “Dispatches from the Beltway” column at The release of the massive American Religious Landscape Survey by…
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Politics & Elections
Horton Hears Progressive Religion
For much of the last two decades, voices that are both progressive and religious have been like the “the Whos” in Dr. Seuss’ classic Horton Hears a Who, yelling “We are here! We are he…
Note: The full text of this blog can be read in my regular “Dispatches from the Beltway” column on Religion Dispatches. E.J. Dionne’s bold pronouncement that “the era of the Religious…
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Politics & Elections
Out-Polling the Exit Polls: Finally, a Look at Evangelical Democrats
Note: Cross-posted at Religion Dispatches. As I noted in last week’s Dispatches from Inside the Beltway, the official exit polls sponsored by the media have been skewed toward the Republican par…
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