feature | Feb 25, 2008

Video: The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey Overview

Based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans ages 18 and older, this extensive new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details the religious affiliation of the American public. Pew Forum Director Luis Lugo gives an overview of the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey and talks about some of its key findings. […]

feature | Feb 21, 2008

Video: Is the ‘God Gap’ Closing?

In new books, Amy Sullivan of Time magazine and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post contend the “God gap” between Democratic and Republican Voters is closing, with implications for the 2008 election. They discussed their books with journalists at a recent Pew Forum event. Read the full transcript >>

feature | Dec 19, 2007

Death Penalty Timeline

Timeline provided by Stateline.org Return to the death penalty issue page  The Death Penalty Since 1972 (Links to U.S. Supreme Court decisions provided by oyez.org and the Web site of the U.S. Supreme Court)  1972 Furman v. Georgia: The U.S. Supreme Court effectively voids 40 state death penalty statutes and suspends capital punishment, ruling that […]

feature | Dec 3, 2007

Video: The Religion Factor in the 2008 Election

Drawing on an analysis of extensive survey data, Pew Forum Senior Fellow John Green discussed the interplay of religion and politics in the U.S., and how it may influence the 2008 presidential election. Video of the full event is not available, but a highlight clips touch on the key points of Green’s presentation. Read the […]

feature | Nov 13, 2007

Video: ‘Heroic Conservatism’: A Conversation with Author Michael Gerson

The Pew Forum invited former presidential speech writer Michael Gerson to discuss his new book, Heroic Conservatism, with Pew Forum senior advisors Michael Cromartie and E.J. Dionne Jr. and a select group of journalists and religion bloggers. Gerson was challenged to define “heroic conservatism” and critique the Bush administration’s record on implementing the “compassionate conservative” […]

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