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Plurality of Americans believe capitalism at odds with Christian values

Sponsor: Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings Institution and Religion News Service
Released: 2011-04

Overall more Americans believe that Christian values are at odds with capitalism and the free market than believe they are compatible. This pattern also holds among Christians. Among Christians in the U.S., only 38% believe capitalism and the free market are consistent with Christian values while 46% believe the two are at odds. Religiously unaffiliated […]

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Key Findings on Public Attitudes on Family Planning

Sponsor: Lake Research Partners, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, Communications Consortium Media Center
Released: 2011-05

Americans strongly believe in the importance of family planning services as a basic preventive measure. This sentiment crosses all demographic and political lines and rises to the level of a core value. Americans see the birth control pill as one of the most important medical breakthroughs that has significantly impacted and improved women’s lives. They […]

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What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars

Sponsor: Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings Institution
Released: 2011-06

Views on abortion vary significantly by age, religion, race, education, political affiliation, and geographic region. However, there are no significant gender differences in views about the legality of abortion. Attitudes among the Millenial generation (ages 18 to 29) do not significantly differ from attitudes in the general population about the legality of abortion. Six-in-ten Millenials […]

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Perceived Power of Major U.S. Societal Entities

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2011-04

Lobbyists, major corporations, banks, and the federal government all have too much power, according to Americans. By contrast, the public largely believes state and local governments, the legal system, organized religion, and the military each have the right amount of power or too little power. Labor unions elicit mixed responses, with the plurality saying they […]

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Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Elections

Sponsor: Public Religion Research Institute
Released: 2010-09

The survey confirmed several attributes of the Tea Party movement. Compared to the general population, they are more likely to be non-Hispanic white, are more supportive of small government, are overwhelmingly supportive of Sarah Palin, and report that Fox News is their most trusted source of news about politics and current events. But the survey […]

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