2015

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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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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