March 4th, 2017 – Polling the Trump Presidency

As with most things involving President Trump, his address before a joint session of Congress landed very differently with his supporters and opponents. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take a step toward understanding why many Americans hold diametrically opposing views by digging into the polling data.

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and a leading pollster on American public opinion. We’ll explore who supports and opposes the President and then slice the data by gender, race, economics and religion. If you’re looking to get out of your bubble and find out what the nation is thinking, be sure to tune in!

We’re living in an age of sweeping – and often frightening – change. A fascinating new book, titled How Change Happens, explores both making and surviving change. The author, Dr. Duncan Green, will be on the show to discuss how to effect positive change as well as the pitfalls of pursuing change in uncritical and undisciplined ways.

Finally, Welton will be joined by Katherine Marshall, executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue, who authored a comprehensive new report on interfaith activism and organizing. It’s heartening to see members of different religious groups standing together against hate, discrimination and violence, but it’s often hard to know the scope of such activities. Katherine’s new report helps answer that question.