Robert P. Jones

CEO, Public Religion Research Institute

Archive: Robert P. Jones

Peter King vs. the American public

A poll, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service, reveals that while a majority (56%) of the public may think the hearings are a good idea, they don’t see eye-to-eye with Rep. King on his justifications for the hearings.

By Robert P. Jones  | Mar 11, 2011 4:22 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

What’s the role of the tea party and religion in the shutdown showdown?

The standoff is a call for the newly elected tea party members to put their cards on the table: Are they really a new breed of pragmatic libertarian fiscal conservatives focused on cutting the budget? Or are they mostly a new flavor of socially conservative Republicans?

By Robert P. Jones  | Apr 8, 2011 12:30 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

American mythology in a post-bin Laden world

Bin Laden’s acts of terrorism opened new fundamental questions about American character and values that have yet to be resolved.

By Robert P. Jones  | May 3, 2011 5:36 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Bin Laden’s death: When bad things happen to bad people

The new PRRI/RNS Religion News Poll finds broad, and perhaps surprising, majority agreement among Americans that it is wrong to celebrate the death of another human being, no matter how bad that person was.

By Robert P. Jones  | May 11, 2011 8:19 PM  | COMMENTS (0)