2015

December 6, 2015
PRRI/RNS December 2015 Survey

The PRRI/RNS December 2015 Survey explores public concerns about terrorism and mass shootings, along with attitudes towards American Muslims and Islam. The survey contains questions that assess public views about whether Islam is at odds with American values, whether American Muslims are an important part of the U.S. religious community, and if American Muslims have done enough to oppose extremism. The survey looks at how often the public has social contact with Muslims and the level of public knowledge about the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims. The survey also gauges concerns about terrorism, and whether Muslims or Christians who commit acts of violence in the name of their religion still qualify as members of their respective faith.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,003 (503 landline; 500 cellphone)

Data Collected: December 2-6, 2015

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November 10, 2015
PRRI 2015 American Values Survey Supplement

This survey includes measures of candidate favorability and vote preference in the 2016 presidential primaries, along with attitudes on LGBT issues and immigration. The survey measures the favorability of the following Republican and Democratic candidates: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,010 (500 landline; 510 cellphone)

Data Collected: November 6-10, 2015

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October 4, 2015
PRRI 2015 American Values Survey

The PRRI 2015 American Values Survey is the sixth annual multi-issue survey of its kind. This year, the survey focuses on Americans’ attitudes about the 2016 presidential election and concerns about cultural, economic, and demographic change in the U.S. The survey includes questions that measure public confidence in various institutions, including the criminal justice system and organized religion, and the extent to which the federal government represents the interests of certain groups, such as women, Hispanics, Christians, and the middle class. This survey also includes an extensive battery about racial issues including whether blacks are more likely than whites to receive the death penalty when charged with a crime and whether the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism or southern pride. Finally, the survey gauges the degree to which certain activities—such as illegal immigration and government regulation and outsourcing—are responsible for the country’s economic problems.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adults (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 2,695 (2,297 Internet; 398 telephone)

Data Collected: September 11 – October 4, 2015

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August 11, 2015
PRRI/RNS August 2015 Survey

The PRRI/RNS August 2015 Survey, which includes an oversample of current and former Catholics, examines feelings about the Catholic Church and Pope Francis. The survey gauges to what extent American Catholics agree with Pope Francis on a number of issues, including abortion, climate change, and immigration. The survey measures feelings about the Catholic Church and the pope, including whether public attitudes have shifted over the last couple years. The survey also looks at whether American bishops or Pope Francis better understand the needs and views of American Catholics.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States, including current and former Catholic oversample

Total Respondents: 1,331 (660 landline; 671 cellphone)

Data Collected: August 5-11, 2015

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June 14, 2015
PRRI/RNS June 2015 Survey

The PRRI/RNS June 2015 Survey investigates public attitudes about American exceptionalism, American identity and patriotism. The survey asks Americans to rank certain attributes —such as speaking English, being Christian, and being born in the U.S.—in terms of if one must have them to be “truly American.” The survey also examines the extent to which Americans believe the U.S. is a Christian nation and whether they consider themselves to be a typical American. Finally, the survey looks at attitudes about whether the U.S. sets a good moral example for the world, the importance of displaying the American flag, and protesting unfair government treatment.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,007 (501 landline; 506 cellphone)

Data Collected: June 10-14, 2015

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June 7, 2015
PRRI June 2015 Survey

The PRRI June 2015 Survey investigates public attitudes about LGBT people, same-sex marriage, and perceptions of the Supreme Court. The survey explores perceptions about whether or not the Supreme Court would legalize same-sex marriage and if the issue should be decided at the state or national level. The survey also includes questions that measure the degree to which Americans have social connections with gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people and perceptions of discrimination faced by LGBT people in the U.S.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,009 (505 landline; 504 cellphone)

Data Collected: June 3-7, 2015

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May 3, 2015
PRRI May 2015 Survey

The PRRI May 2015 Survey looks at attitudes about race, police treatment of black men, and fairness within the criminal justice system overall. The survey explores the extent to which Americans have heard about the the protest demonstrations and riots in Baltimore, perceptions of racial discrimination by the police and criminal justice system, and evaluations of whether the killings of African American men by the police are isolated incidents or part of a broader pattern.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,003 (503 landline; 500 cellphone)

Data Collected: April 29 – May 3, 2015

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February 25, 2015
PRRI 2015 Millennials, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Survey

The PRRI 2015 Millennials, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Survey is a major study designed to understand millennial (age 18-35) attitudes toward, experiences with, and perspectives on issues of sexuality, reproductive health, and abortion. The survey includes an extensive array of questions about sexual health education and experiences, including the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in middle school, high school and college. The survey also explores to what extent millennials feel they have people in their social network with whom they can discuss issues like sexual harassment and assault, sexually transmitted diseases, mental health, and parenting. The survey also looks at the attitudes about abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage, along with moral evaluations of a variety of personal behavior. Finally, the survey examines perception of stigma faced by certain social groups.

 

Sample: Nationally representative Millennials (18-35) living in the United States, including African American, Hispanic, and Asian-Pacific Islander oversamples

Total Respondents: 2,314 (261 African American; 608 Hispanic; 122 Asian-Pacific Islander; Internet)

Data Collected: February 12-25, 2015

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February 8, 2015
PRRI February 2015 Survey

The PRRI February 2015 Survey, explores public attitudes about immigration reform, immigrants’ societal contributions, and President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The survey probes the degree to which the public has heard about the debate over President Obama’s executive action on immigration, whether it should be overturned by Congress, and what the most important priority should be for Republicans in Congress regarding immigration.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,015 (507 landline; 508 cellphone)

Data Collected: February 4-8, 2015

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January 18, 2015
PRRI/RNS January 2015 Survey

The PRRI/RNS January 2015 Survey looks at American attitudes about sports, athletes, the danger of head injuries in football, and the religious and spiritual dimensions of sports fandom. The survey includes questions that gauge support for gay and lesbian athletes, how the NFL should deal with players convicted of domestic violence, and whether or not football is more dangerous than other sports. The survey includes additional questions that probe what sports are most popular today, what sport Americans played most often growing up, and whether or not Americans consider themselves sports fans.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,012 (500 landline; 512 cellphone)

Data Collected: January 14-18, 2015

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