This week, comments made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a fundraiser have received lots of attention. Some commentators pounced, accusing Romney of dismissing nearly half the country. Others insisted Romney merely articulated a sad truth and that then-candidate Obama’s controversial comments describing some voters as “clinging to guns and religion” were equally damning. But a survey from Public Religion Research Institute released this week offers new insights into a frequently-stereotyped population, white working-class America (making up about 36% of us), finding some things that just might surprise you. Dr. Robert P. Jones, co-founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, joins Welton to share the highlights of the new report: “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America.” Click here for extended interview video and transcript.

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