A majority of clergy who belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) support ordination of gay and lesbian clergy, and a plurality (46%) support performing same-sex marriages in states…
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Politics & Elections
07.09.2009
Palin the Polarizer
Tom Schaller over at fivethiryeight reviews our piece at Religion Dispatches. The Obama campaign’s response to John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his 2008 running mate was to argue…
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Religion & Culture
04.13.2009
A Resurrection of Progressive Religious Voices
George Rede, Sunday opinion editor at the Oregonian, focused his Easter Sunday column on my recent book, Progressive & Religious. In the piece, entitled “Religious progressives find new acceptance…
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Religion & Culture
12.22.2008
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
10.25.2008
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
10.25.2008
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
10.24.2008
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
10.08.2008
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
07.01.2008
The New Public Face of Religion
Note: The complete version of this article can be found my “Dispatches from the Beltway” column at ReligionDispatches.org. The release of the massive American Religious Landscape Survey by…
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