Capacity Building Tools
FPL provides online tools to enhance and amplify the work of the faith community, and connect journalists and academics to faith community leaders, facts and trends.
- Bold Faith Type: Faith in Public Life’s blog, updated several times a day Monday-Friday, is a clearinghouse of information on trends and developments within the faith community, as a well as a source of fact-checking and analysis for partners, reporters and fellow bloggers.
- Poll Spot: Poll Spot includes polls on religion and politics released since 2006 and features direct links and summaries of findings for more than 70 polls sponsored by major news networks and publications, research institutions such as the Pew Research Center, Barna Group, and Gallup, as well as issue- and constituency-based organizations and polls commissioned by Faith in Public Life.
- Polls commissioned by Faith in Public Life include
- March 2008: Ohio Post-Election Poll of Primary Voters
- September 2008: White Evangelicals’ Views on Torture
- October 2008: Faith and American Politics Survey
- October 2008: National Survey of Latino Protestants
- November 2008: Post-Election Poll
- March 2009: Climate Change and Poverty
- March 2011: Ohio Religious Voters’ Views on Collective Bargaining, Budget Cuts
- October 2011: Activating Values-Driven Progressive Voters
- Faith Map: The Faith Map is an interactive map and searchable database of over 3,000 faith organizations and justice-centered congregations in all 50 states. It enables activists to find allies, reporters to find sources, and think tanks to understand the landscape of religious activism.
- Values-Based Messaging on the Fiscal Showdown: The post-election showdown in Washington over taxes and spending sounds like a complicated policy debate, but in essence it is about our values. Here’s some information to help you talk about what’s at stake in clear moral terms.