2014

November 30, 2014
PRRI November 2014 Survey

The PRRI November 2014 Survey measures public attitudes about the immigration system, immigration reform, and President Obama’s use of executive action to address immigration reform.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,011 (504 landline; 507 cellphone)

Data Collected: November 25- 30, 2014

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November 9, 2014
PRRI 2014 Post-election American Values Survey

The PRRI 2014 Post-election American Values Survey examines how and why Americans voted the way they did in the 2014 midterm elections. The survey focuses on the outcome of the 2014 election, including examining when voters made their voting decision, how they feel about the results, and why they voted as they did. The survey gauges whether Americans had problems voting and, if so, what types of problems they experienced. The survey also includes questions that gauge perceptions of candidate ideology and the extent to which American believe certain descriptions, including “shared your values” and “is better at keeping America safe,” apply to the Democratic or Republican Party.

 

Sample: Subset of respondents who participated in the 2014 American Values Survey

Total Respondents: 1,399 (745 landline; 654 cellphone)

Data Collected: November 5-9, 2014

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October 8, 2014
PRRI/AAR 2014 Religion, Values & Climate Change Survey

The PRRI/AAR 2014 Religion, Values & Climate Change Survey focuses on public views about climate change, science, environmental issues, and spirituality. The survey assesses whether or not Americans believe that climate change is occurring, and, if so, what they perceive its causes and effects to be. The survey probes perceptions about the degree of harm various communities will experience due to climate change, whether climate change is responsible for environmental problems, such as erosion of coastlines and beaches and more intense wildfires, and support for specific environmental policies, such as the increase use of fracking, and increasing taxes on energy producers. The survey also includes questions that measure attitudes about science and trust in scientists.

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

Total Respondents: 3,022 (1,520 landline; 1,502 cellphone)

Data Collected: September 18 – October 8, 2014

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August 15, 2014
PRRI 2014 American Values Survey

The PRRI 2014 American Values Survey is PRRI’s fourth annual multi-issue survey covering a variety of topics on religion, political behavior, and views on public policy. The survey this year focuses on public perceptions of the state of the economy, belief in the American Dream, support for economic policies like paid family leave and increasing the minimum wage, and personal experiences of economic hardship. The survey also covers topics regarding vote choice and issue priorities in the 2014 election, and concerns about religious liberty and racial discrimination.

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

Total Respondents: 4,507 (2,254 landline; 2,253 cell phone)

Data Collected: July 21- August 15, 2014

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July 27, 2014
PRRI July 2014 Survey

The PRRI July 2014 Survey explores American attitudes on immigration with a focus on unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America. The survey examines perceptions about why parents sent their children to the U.S., how the U.S. should respond to unaccompanied minors, and whether the children should be treated as refugees or illegal immigrants.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,026 (514 landline; 512 cellphone)

Data Collected: July 23-27, 2014

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May 18, 2014
PRRI May 2014 Survey

This survey gauges public views about religious liberty and discrimination of certain groups. The survey explores the extent to which various employers, ranging from churches to publically traded corporations, should be required provide health insurance plans that cover birth control. The survey also explores the extent to which the public believes that religious exemptions apply to serving a broad range of minority groups, including gay and lesbian, black, and Jewish Americans. The survey also asks if Americans believe religious liberty is under threat and whether public officials should be allowed to open meetings with prayer.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,011 (500 landline; 511 cellphone)

Data Collected: May 14-18, 2014

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April 27, 2014
PRRI/Brookings 2014 Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Panel Call Back

This survey re-interviews respondents who were participants in the original PRRI/Brookings immigration study conducted in 2013. The survey probes public attitudes about immigrants and immigration reform, including support for a path to citizenship and the DREAM Act. The survey also focuses on topics relating to the 2014 midterm elections, including whether particular candidate positions on issues, such as opposing immigration reform would make Americans more or less likely to vote for them and which political party is most trusted on the issue of immigration. The survey also investigates perceptions of the immigration and deportation rate to the U.S. Finally, the survey included an item that asked Americans if they perceived of a relationship between immigration reform and terrorism.

Sample: Subset of respondents who participated in the PRRI/Brookings 2013 Religion, Values and Immigration Reform Survey

Total Respondents: 1,538 (937 landline; 601 cellphone)

Data Collected: April 7-27, 2014

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January 12, 2014
PRRI January 2014 Survey

The PRRI January 2014 Survey focuses on attitudes about sports and the importance of superstitions, rituals, and the supernatural for sports fans. This survey asks Americans to identify their favorite sports, whether Americans consider themselves sports fans, and whether they think God plays a role in determining which team wins a game. The survey also probes whether Americans are planning on watching major 2014 sporting events—such as the Super Bowl, World Cup, and Winter Olympics—whether sports fans believe that their favorite teams have been cursed, and if they have specific game-day rituals.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,011 (505 landline; 506 cellphone)

Data Collected: January 8-12, 2014

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2013

December 18, 2013
PRRI 2014 LGBT Issues & Trends Survey

The PRRI 2014 LGBT Issues & Trends Survey is a major project that focuses on an array of topics related to LGBT issues. The survey includes questions measuring support for various LGBT policies, feelings toward LGBT people, and perceptions of how certain political and religious groups treat gay and lesbian people. The survey also explores the social environment by measuring whether people perceive their friends, family, and coreligionists as being mostly supportive or mostly opposed to same-sex marriage. Finally, the survey measures public perceptions about the degree to which various social, religious, and ethnic groups are subject to discrimination in the U.S. today, and attitudes about about HIV/AIDS and other health issues.

 

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

Total Respondents: 4,509 (2,708 landline; 1,801 cellphone)

Data Collected: November 12 – December 18, 2013

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December 12, 2013
PRRI December 2013 Survey

The PRRI December 2013 Survey explores the topic of Christmas and December holiday season. The survey includes questions that examine what holidays Americans plan on celebrating this year, whether those celebrating Christmas view it as a religious or secular holiday, and whether stores should greet customers with “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” The survey also probes to what extent Americans believe the Christmas story in the Bible is historically accurate. Finally, the survey explores whether Americans plan to participate in various activities during the holidays, such going to religious services on Christmas Eve, shopping on Black Friday, giving to charity or volunteering, and watching Christmas movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

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

Total Respondents: 1,056 (623 landline; 433 cellphone)

Data Collected: December 4-12, 2013

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