2017

October 30, 2017
PRRI 2017 American Values Survey

The PRRI 2017 American Values Survey is the eighth annual multi-issue survey of its kind. This year, it examines current controversies such as sexual harassment in the workplace, athlete protests during the national anthem, Confederate monuments, and bias in the media. It also includes evaluations of the Trump presidency and the administration’s policies, and it assesses feelings of negative partisanship. Finally, it measures public opinion on current policy debates including health care, foreign policy and immigration. The survey delves into questions about support for the basic policies behind DACA, a temporary ban on people from some majority Muslim countries, a law banning refugees from entering the United States, and building a wall along the United States border with Mexico.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 2,019 (810 landline, 1,209 cell phone)
Collected: October 18-30, 2017

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August 8, 2017
PRRI August 2017 Survey

The PRRI August 2017 Survey assesses President Trump’s favorability and includes questions on views of Russia and potential interference in the 2016 election. The survey also examines support for various policies that impact LGBT Americans, such as nondiscrimination laws, banning transgender individuals from serving in the military, and religiously based service refusals. Finally, the survey measures Americans’ concerns about losing health care coverage and gauges perceptions of personal responsibility in managing mental illness and addiction.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 2,024 (818 landline, 1,206 cell phone)
Collected: August 2-8, 2017

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August 3, 2017
PRRI/MTV 2017 National Youth Survey

The PRRI/MTV 2017 National Youth Survey explores youth attitudes towards the current cultural and political climate. It includes questions about perceptions of and experiences with discrimination and bias toward groups such as Muslims, transgender people, and women, and evaluates whether young people believe discrimination towards these groups is increasing, decreasing, or remains the same. It examines the different policy priorities of America’s youth, including free speech, race relations, LGBT rights, and gender discrimination, and it assesses young people’s views of political and civic engagement. The survey also looks at young Americans’ perceptions of pressure to conform to masculine or feminine identities.

Sample: Nationally representative young people (age 15-24), living in the United States
Total Respondents: 2,023 (online)
Collected: July 19-August 3, 2017

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May 12, 2017
PRRI 2017 Kids’ Wellbeing Survey

The PRRI 2017 Kids’ Wellbeing Survey, which includes an oversample of people from the Southeast and Southwest, studies public views on policies that impact America’s youth, including beliefs about the importance of helping underprivileged youth succeed. It looks at optimism about the country’s future, concern about opportunities for success, and barriers to achieving success across racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic groups, and immigration status. The survey also probes attitudes toward the criminal justice system, including whether judges should consider the impact of sentencing and prison-assignment decisions on children and families and how the system should deal with crime committed by young people. It asks questions about child welfare policies and the extent to which the government is responsible for addressing and resolving problems facing American children and families.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States, including Southeast and Southwest oversamples
Total Respondents: 3,455 (2,821 online, 634 telephone)
Collected: April 11-May 12, 2017

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February 19, 2017
PRRI February 2017 Survey

The PRRI February 2017 Survey explores the shifting social context surrounding LGBT issues and looks at public attitudes toward policies that impact LGBT Americans, such as nondiscrimination laws, religiously based service refusals, and transgender bathroom laws. The survey measures perceptions of discrimination against different racial and religious groups, immigrants, and members of the LGBT community. It also includes questions on the favorability of President Trump and support for impeachment.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 2,031 (820 landline, 1,211 cell phone)
Collected: February 10-19, 2017

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January 22, 2017
PRRI January 2017 Survey

The PRRI January 2017 Survey studies the popularity of different sports in America and explores Americans’ beliefs in the supernatural in sports. It asks about issues facing women in sports, such as interest in watching professional women’s sports and the perceived abilities and efficacy of female coaches. Finally, the survey gauges attitudes toward athletes making public political statements.

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States
Total Respondents: 1,013 (409 landline, 604 cell phone)
Collected: January 18-22, 2017

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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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