2014

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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January 12, 2014
PRRI January 2014 Survey

The PRRI January 2014 Survey focuses on attitudes about sports and the importance of superstitions, rituals, and the supernatural for sports fans. This survey asks Americans to identify their favorite sports, whether Americans consider themselves sports fans, and whether they think God plays a role in determining which team wins a game. The survey also probes whether Americans are planning on watching major 2014 sporting events—such as the Super Bowl, World Cup, and Winter Olympics—whether sports fans believe that their favorite teams have been cursed, and if they have specific game-day rituals.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,011 (505 landline; 506 cellphone)

Data Collected: January 8-12, 2014

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2013

December 18, 2013
PRRI 2014 LGBT Issues & Trends Survey

The PRRI 2014 LGBT Issues & Trends Survey is a major project that focuses on an array of topics related to LGBT issues. The survey includes questions measuring support for various LGBT policies, feelings toward LGBT people, and perceptions of how certain political and religious groups treat gay and lesbian people. The survey also explores the social environment by measuring whether people perceive their friends, family, and coreligionists as being mostly supportive or mostly opposed to same-sex marriage. Finally, the survey measures public perceptions about the degree to which various social, religious, and ethnic groups are subject to discrimination in the U.S. today, and attitudes about about HIV/AIDS and other health issues.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 4,509 (2,708 landline; 1,801 cellphone)

Data Collected: November 12 – December 18, 2013

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December 12, 2013
PRRI December 2013 Survey

The PRRI December 2013 Survey explores the topic of Christmas and December holiday season. The survey includes questions that examine what holidays Americans plan on celebrating this year, whether those celebrating Christmas view it as a religious or secular holiday, and whether stores should greet customers with “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” The survey also probes to what extent Americans believe the Christmas story in the Bible is historically accurate. Finally, the survey explores whether Americans plan to participate in various activities during the holidays, such going to religious services on Christmas Eve, shopping on Black Friday, giving to charity or volunteering, and watching Christmas movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,056 (623 landline; 433 cellphone)

Data Collected: December 4-12, 2013

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November 10, 2013
PRRI November 2013 Survey

The PRRI November 2013 Survey looks at public views of immigrants, immigration policy, and the current immigration system. The survey includes a general policy measure on immigration reform as well as individual provisions, such as whether 13 years is too long for the process to take, and whether $4,000 in fines and fees is an appropriate cost. The survey also examines the extent to which Americans believe immigration is a priority and whether the current immigration system is working.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,005 (600 landline; 405 cellphone)

Data Collected: November 6-10, 2013

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September 3, 2013
PRRI 2013 Hispanic Values Survey

The PRRI 2013 Hispanic Values Survey explores the political predispositions, policy preferences, economic views, values, and religious experiences of Hispanic Americans. The survey includes a series of measures about feelings toward the political parties and prominent political leaders, and evaluations of which party is doing a better a better job of handling issues. The survey also assesses to what degree Hispanics believe the Democratic or Republican Party is best described by various phrases, such as “shares your values” and “is more extreme in its positions.” The survey includes a number of economic and social policy measures, such as support for increasing the minimum wage, increasing the tax rate on wealthy Americans, and attitudes on abortion, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty. The survey also asks Hispanic Christians whether a person can be considered a good Christian if she does not follow the teaching of their church on sexual and reproductive issues, including contraception and homosexuality.

 

Sample: Nationally representative Hispanic adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,563 (Internet)

Data Collected: August 23- September 3, 2013

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August 25, 2013
PRRI August 2013 Survey

The PRRI August 2013 Survey explores attitudes about immigrants and immigration policy. The survey includes a general policy measure on immigration reform as well as individual provisions, such as whether 13 years is too long for the process to take and whether $4,000 in fines and fees is an appropriate cost. The survey also gauges public support for building a 700-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border at a cost of $46 billion.

 

Sample: Nationally representative adult (18+) living in the United States

Total Respondents: 1,006 (605 landline; 401 cellphone)

Data Collected: August 21-25, 2013

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