Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />Public Attitudes about the Consequences of Public Speech<br />April 12, 2011<br />
Views About Civility & Division in Society<br />Moral State of the Nation<br />Divisions over Religion, Politics<br />Who’...
Grading the Moral State of the Nation<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />3<br />Source: PRRI/RNS Religion News Sur...
Compared to Past, Politics more Divisive than Religion<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />4<br />
Tone of the 2010 Elections<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />5<br />
Who’s to Blame for Violent Political Rhetoric?<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />6<br />
Lack of Civil Discourse<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />7<br />
Consequences of Rhetoric<br />Shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords<br />Gay and Lesbian Teen Suicide Rates<br />Attitudes T...
Consequences of Political Rhetoric <br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />9<br />
Religious Rhetoric: Hearing about Homosexuality in Church<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />10<br />
Consequences of Religious Rhetoric<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />11<br />Source: PRRI/RNS Religion News Surve...
Deep Divides over Islam’s Compatibility with ‘American Values’<br />Percent who agree:<br />The values of Islam, the Musli...
Fox News Effect on Views of Islam and American Values<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />13<br />
Data Sources<br />Public Religion Research Institute, Pre-election American Values Survey, conducted September 1-14, 2010 ...
Fear, Fairness, and Fox News<br />Forces shaping how the  public thinks about Islam and American Muslims<br />Follow us On...
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Presentation given by Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, at April 12, 2011 'Choosing our Words Carefully' forum hosted by the Center for American Progress. Other participants included: Jim Kolbe, former Republican congressman from Arizona; James Zogby, president of Arab American Institute; Andrea Nill, immigration researcher-blogger at ThinkProgress.Org; and Angela Kelley, vice-president for immigration policy and advocacy at the Center for American Progress.

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    1. 1. Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />Public Attitudes about the Consequences of Public Speech<br />April 12, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Views About Civility & Division in Society<br />Moral State of the Nation<br />Divisions over Religion, Politics<br />Who’s to Blame?<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Grading the Moral State of the Nation<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />3<br />Source: PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, January 2010 (N=1,006)<br />
    4. 4. Compared to Past, Politics more Divisive than Religion<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Tone of the 2010 Elections<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Who’s to Blame for Violent Political Rhetoric?<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Lack of Civil Discourse<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Consequences of Rhetoric<br />Shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords<br />Gay and Lesbian Teen Suicide Rates<br />Attitudes Towards Islam<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Consequences of Political Rhetoric <br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Religious Rhetoric: Hearing about Homosexuality in Church<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Consequences of Religious Rhetoric<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />11<br />Source: PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, October 2010 (N=1,010)<br />
    12. 12. Deep Divides over Islam’s Compatibility with ‘American Values’<br />Percent who agree:<br />The values of Islam, the Muslim religion, are at odds with American values and way of life.<br />Source: Public Religion Research Institute, Post-election American Values Survey, 11/2010 (N=1,494).<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />12<br />
    13. 13. Fox News Effect on Views of Islam and American Values<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />13<br />
    14. 14. Data Sources<br />Public Religion Research Institute, Pre-election American Values Survey, conducted September 1-14, 2010 (N=3,013)<br />Public Religion Research Institute, Post-election American Values Survey, conducted November 3-7, 2010 (N=1,494)<br />PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, conducted November 5-8, 2010 (N=1,022)<br />PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, conducted January 13-16, 2011 (N=1,006)<br />PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, conducted January 20-23, 2011 (N=1,006)<br />Pew Research Center Surveys, 2003-2010.<br />Civil Discourse in Civil Society<br />14<br />
    15. 15. Fear, Fairness, and Fox News<br />Forces shaping how the public thinks about Islam and American Muslims<br />Follow us Online:<br /><ul><li>www.facebook.com/publicreligion
    16. 16. www.twitter.com/publicreligion
    17. 17. www.publicreligion.org</li>

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