Survey Finds Surprising Results on Religion, Politics

Survey Finds Surprising Results on Religion, Politics

[Deseret News]

Most white evangelicals think capitalism is working, but half of them also think it is incompatible with Christian values, according to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution.
Most white evangelicals think capitalism is working, but half of them also think it is incompatible with Christian values, according to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution.

Most white evangelicals think capitalism is working, but half of them also think it is incompatible with Christian values.

Sixty-two percent of Hispanic Americans think that the decline of the two-parent households and family instability are primary causes of economic stress in America.

These are just two of the findings in a new survey of more than 2,000 American adults conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution, which was released this week at a Brookings Institution panel in Washington, D.C.

”One of the striking findings of the survey was pessimism about economic mobility,” said Robbie Jones, executive director of PRRI, which spearheaded the research that focused on religious perspectives on economic opportunity and inequality in America. He said that one of the founding mythologies of American political culture is the idea that hard work leads to success, adding that the “idea is in trouble.”

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