2015

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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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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