Sightings Articles

comedy fo errors

political partisanship | American public | liberalism

Our Comedy of Errors?

Hapless, misinformed, and zealous, we are living in a comedy of errors, and possibly a deadly one....

February 10, 2022
war on women protest

culture wars | sociology of religion | American public | political religion

Don't You Know There's a War On?

Thirty years after its publication, Culture Wars remains an essential guide to American politics....

September 17, 2021

politics | American public

What's in a (Religious) Name?

At the turn of the year, it is not uncommon to encounter casual “resolution professions,” whether over coffee with friends, waiting for the bus at a crowded stop, or simply tuning the car radio to various stations. Persons intent on improving their l...

January 17, 2019

church | public | Pew Research | social issues | American public

Social Problems and Religion

Meanwhile. . . . Other things than political campaigns are going on this summer, but they have a hard time gaining notice. Media attention to them crowds out other events and spheres of lif...

July 25, 2016