2016

December 15, 2016
PRRI/The Atlantic 2016 Post-Election White Working Class Survey

This survey re-interviews respondents who participated in the PRRI/The Atlantic 2016 White Working Class Survey to examine their candidate choice and reaction to the 2016 presidential election. The survey asks respondents to identify the most pressing problem facing the American election system, from a range of issues such as media bias, voter fraud, and corporate influence. The survey additionally gauges the extent to which issues like alcoholism, hunger, and drug abuse are problems in respondents’ communities.

Sample: Subset of respondents who participated in the PRRI/The Atlantic White Working Class Survey
Total Respondents: 1,162 (540 landline; 622 cell phone)
Data Collected: November 9-20, 2016

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PRRI/The Atlantic 2016 White Working Class Survey

The PRRI/The Atlantic 2016 White Working Class Survey, which includes an oversample of white working-class Americans, examines attitudes toward economic stress, race, immigration, and gender, and helps shine a light on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The survey probes personal experiences with financial hardship, including questions about whether Americans live in households that have experienced alcoholism, depression, or cutting back on food to save money. It also measures attitudes toward perceived threats to American society, including questions about whether Americans feel like a stranger in their own country and if America is in danger of losing its culture and identity.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States, including white working class oversample
Total Respondents: 3,043 (1,220 landline; 1,823 cell phone)
Collected: September 22-October 9, 2016

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December 11, 2016
PRRI December 2016 Survey

The PRRI December 2016 Survey explores how the recent presidential election impacted social relationships and holiday celebrations. It asks how family disagreements over politics might impact holiday plans, and if Americans are blocking “friends” on social media for sharing their political views. The survey also gauges views on which holiday greeting—“Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”—stores and businesses should use to greet customers. Finally, the survey asks the public whether those celebrating Christmas view it as a religious or secular holiday.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 1,004 (389 landline, 615 cell phone)
Collected: December 7-11, 2016

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October 17, 2016
PRRI/Brookings October 2016 Survey

This survey examines voter preference in the 2016 presidential election and asks Americans whether an elected official can commit immoral acts in their personal life but behave ethically in office. It gauges how important a presidential candidate’s religious beliefs are and whether Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represent the future of their respective political parties.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 1,005 (405 landline; 600 cell phone)
Collected: October 12-17, 2016

Report link: https://www.prri.org/research/prri-brookings-oct-19-poll-politics-election-clinton-double-digit-lead-trump/

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September 27, 2016
PRRI 2016 American Values Survey

The PRRI 2016 American Values Survey is the seventh annual multi-issue survey of its kind. This year, the survey focuses on Americans’ attitudes toward the 2016 presidential election, the direction of the country, economic and immigration policies, and perceptions of cultural change. The survey includes questions that measure presidential candidate preference in 2016, confidence that vote counting will be accurate, and assessments of whether voter fraud or voter suppression is the bigger problem. This survey also includes an extensive battery of whether certain character traits, such as honesty and having the right background and experience, best describe either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Sample: Nationally representative adults (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 2,010 (1,720 online; 290 telephone)
Collected: September 1-27, 2016

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August 16, 2016
PRRI August 2016 Survey

The PRRI August 2016 Survey examines public attitudes toward so-called transgender “bathroom bills,” along with a number of additional LGBT issues including same-sex marriage, LGBT nondiscrimination laws, and religiously based service refusals to gay and lesbian people. The survey measures the extent to which Americans view the political parties and religious institutions as being friendly or unfriendly towards LGBT people and explores perceptions of discrimination against gay and lesbian people, transgender people, black Americans, and immigrants. It also includes questions about the 2016 presidential election.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 2,014 (808 landline, 1,206 cell phone)
Collected: August 10-16, 2016

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August 9, 2016
PRRI/RNS August 2016 Survey

The PRRI/RNS August 2016 Survey explores why Americans are disaffiliating from religion. The survey includes an oversample of religiously unaffiliated Americans. It explores the reasons why unaffiliated Americans who were raised in a religion left, with questions about whether negative teachings about gay and lesbian people, the clergy sex abuse scandal, or bringing politics into church were important factors. The survey examines public attitudes toward organized religion, such as whether religion causes more problems than it solves and if children need to be brought up in religion to have good values. It also gauges whether unaffiliated Americans are currently looking to join a religious community. Finally, the survey measures belief about God, including the degree of doubt about God’s existence and perceptions of God as a personal or impersonal force.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States, including religiously unaffiliated oversample
Total Respondents: 2,201 (871 landline; 1,330 cell phone)
Collected: July 27-August 9, 2016

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May 2, 2016
PRRI/Brookings 2016 Immigration Survey

The PRRI/Brookings 2016 Immigration Survey investigates public views on immigrants and the immigration system, including concerns about the economic and cultural impact of immigrants coming to the U.S. today. It gauges support for various immigration policies, such as preventing Syrian refugees from entering the country and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the feasibility of deporting immigrants illegally living in the U.S. Additionally, the survey has an extensive array of questions about the 2016 presidential primaries, including Democratic and Republican primary candidate preference and favorability ratings of the political parties, former presidents, and current presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total respondents: 2,607 (2,146 online, 461 telephone)
Collected: April 4-May 2, 2016

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April 3, 2016
PRRI/The Atlantic April 2016 Survey

The PRRI/The Atlantic April 2016 Survey examines public attitudes about gender roles, perceptions of discrimination, and concerns about terrorism. The survey also explores attitudes about current public policy issues such as banning Muslims from coming to the U.S. and raising taxes. The survey measures views of Republican and Democratic political figures, such as Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders, and gauges support for authoritarian leadership.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 2,033 (813 landline, 1,220 cell phone)
Collected: March 30-April 3, 2016

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January 24, 2016
PRRI January 2016 Survey

The PRRI January 2016 Survey explores public perceptions of likely 2016 presidential candidates. The survey measures favorability of political candidates Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 1,009 (398 landline; 611 cell phone)
Collected: January 20-24, 2016

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