Q&A: Does Obama Have a Problem Among Catholic Voters?
Senior Fellow John Green and Associate Director Mark O'Keefe
discuss Barack Obama's limited success with Catholic voters in Pennsylvania and look ahead to the primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. Read the Q&A »
Q&As: Two Perspectives on Gay Marriage
To explore arguments for and against gay marriage, Senior Research Fellow David Masci interviewed Jonathan Rauch of The National Journal and Rick Santorum of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Jonathan Rauch: The Case for Gay Marriage »
"A society with successful marriages - and a lot of them - is a more stable, safer, more successful society. America's problem is not too many marriages, it's too few. Gay people are asking to be part of this social contract."
Rick Santorum: The Case Against Gay Marriage »
"What society should be about is encouraging what's best for children. What's best for children, we know, is a mother and a father who are the parents of that child, raising that child in a stable, married relationship."
Courts Not Silent on Moments of Silence
Did the Illinois legislature violate the U.S. Constitution when it mandated moments of silence in the state's public schools? Research Associate Jesse Merriam explains that the issue hinges on whether there is a genuine secular purpose behind the legislation. Go to the analysis »
Pew Forum Resources on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
May 8 marks the 60th anniversary of Israel's independence. Past Forum resources on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict include:
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- A Q&A with an author and academic who was once the chief representative for the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- An analysis of four decades of U.S. public support for Israel.
- Numerous event transcripts and survey findings.
|April 20 - The New York Times
A Populist Shift Confronts the U.S. Catholic Church
According to Pew Forum survey findings, half of all Latinos who have joined Pentecostal denominations were raised as Catholics.
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