2016

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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PRRI/RNS January 2016 Survey

The PRRI/RNS January 2016 Survey explores the popularity of different sports in the U.S. and the likelihood that people will watch the Super Bowl. The survey also includes questions that measure whether Americans have a positive or negative view of professional football and whether they believe the game has become more dangerous for players. It investigates American participation in fantasy sports leagues and views about gambling on sports in general.

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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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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