STUDIES: What Percent of Convictions Are Mistaken?

In June, the National Institute of Justice released the results of a study to determine how often modern DNA testing of evidence from older cases confirms the original conviction.  The study, conducted by the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C, tested DNA evidence that had been retained in homicide Read more

Candidate Preference by Religious Group

Polling conducted in May and early June by the Pew Research Center for the People the Press finds that Mitt Romney continues to hold a commanding lead over Barack Obama among white evangelical voters. But Obama leads Romney by large margins among black Protestants and religiously unaffiliated voters.The Read more

Lobbying for a Faithful

Updated May 15, 2012  PrefaceMore than 20 years ago, University of Oklahoma political science professor Allen D. Hertzke published Representing God in Washington, a study of religious lobbies operating in the nation’s capital. “[N]early every modern permutation of religious belief Read more

Lobbying for a Faithful: Event Transcript

On Nov. 21, 2011, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion Public Life released a study that attempted to provide a comprehensive look at Washington-based religious advocacy groups. The study examines the groups’ faith traditions, organizational structures, tax status, annual expenditures, issue Read more

Candidate Preference by Religious Group, Jul Update

Polling conducted in late June and early July by the Pew Research Center for the People the Press finds that despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney. Currently, Obama is favored by a 50% to 43% margin among Read more