An Overview of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
The controversy ignited by the Massachusetts High Court ruling allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry continues to rage in state courts and legislatures as well as in churches across the nation.
Obama Speech on Race Arguably Biggest Event of Campaign
Fully 85% of Americans say they heard about Obama’s speech, and 70% have heard more about him in the last week than any other candidate. The impact of events on Obama’s image appears to be mixed.
A Portrait of American Catholics on the Eve of Pope Benedict’s Visit
When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the U.S. on April 15, he will be greeted by a flock that is undergoing rapid ethnic and demographic changes.
Racial Tensions Roil Democrats’ Media Narrative
Maybe the good news for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama last week was that the problems of another Democrat — Eliot Spitzer — generated almost as much media attention as they did.
Tracking the Race Factor
This week’s primaries show that, results in Wisconsin aside, pre-primary polls may either over- or underestimate support for Obama depending on state racial demographics.
Database: U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
An extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details the religious makeup, beliefs and practices as well as social and political attitudes of the American public. This online feature includes dynamic tools — maps, graphs and charts — that complement the full report.
States Take Sides in Stem Cell Debate
A Stateline.org backgrounder covers various aspects of the stem cell debate, including an interactive feature illustrating the main techniques used in creating pluripotent cells, a summary of ethical questions raised by scientific advances and a description of the evolution of related state policies.
Do Blacks and Hispanics Get Along?
In general the nation’s two largest minorities think well of each other, but there are some important differences, a Pew survey finds.
Race, Ethnicity and Campaign ’08
Race, ethnicity and politics can sometimes make for a volatile mix, but a poll finds that race relations in this country are on a pretty even keel.
States Vie For Stem-Cell Scientists
As the pace of stem-cell research quickens, seven big states are financing the science in hopes of attracting the world’s best scientists.