My latest column for Huffington Post Religion explores the findings of PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just this morning, on the drop in the number of Americans who believe the Bible’s Christmas story is historically accurate.
Despite the ups and downs of the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, public support for a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the United States illegally has remained steady throughout 2013.
I recently appeared on State of Belief radio to discuss the findings of PRRI's 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America, with host Rev. Welton Gaddy. He had some great questions for me, including a particularly interesting one about the differences in composition between libertarians and those who identify with the Tea Party movement.
With seven Republican senators and all 55 Democratic senators publicly on board, it now seems likely that the Senate will debate and vote this week on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
In this week's Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I examine how GOP efforts to excise funding for the 2010 Affordable Care Act from the federal budget may affect the party's long-term success with reaching the growing number of Hispanic voters in the United States.
The Supreme Court delivered two landmark decisions affecting same-sex marriage in the United States yesterday, one expanding the federal definition of marriage and the other allowing California to once again wed gay and lesbian couples.
When he left office two years ago, it seemed unlikely that Mark Sanford’s future would hold another successful bid for elected office. Since 2009, when the former governor of South Carolina was caught in a sensational lie about his marital infidelity, Sanford’s political death has been all but sealed. In this week’s “Figuring Faith,” I explore data on Americans’ […]