2011

May 8, 2011
PRRI 2011 Religion, Millennials and Abortion Survey

The PRRI 2011 Religion, Millennials and Abortion Survey, is an in-depth study measuring attitudes about sexual morality, abortion and reproductive health. The survey includes a battery of questions that gauge under what conditions Americans will or will not support allowing a woman to get an abortion—for instance, if the woman became pregnant as the result of rape, or if she is still in high school. The survey explores attitudes about gender roles in society and views on the morality a variety of personal behaviors, such as getting divorced and having an abortion. The survey also explores the extent to which Americans identify as “pro-life,” “pro-choice,” or whether they accept or reject both labels.

 

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

Total Respondents: 3,000 (2,250 landline; 750 cellphone)

Data Collected: April 22 – May 8, 2011

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PRRI/RNS May 2011 Survey

The PRRI/RNS May 2011 Survey, which was conducted a few days after Osama bin Laden’s death, investigates attitudes about American exceptionalism and the morality of celebrating the death of another human being. The survey includes questions to assess public feelings about the capture and killing of bin Laden, the role America plays in human history, and the use of torture on suspected terrorists to gain important information. The survey probes whether the public believes that God had a hand in the helping the U.S. find and kill bin Laden. The survey also includes questions that measure support for same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex parents.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,007

Data Collected: May 5-8, 2011

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April 17, 2011
PRRI/RNS April 2011 Survey

This survey examines attitudes about the economy and the fairness of the economic system. The survey measures views about who or what is most responsible for the current economic situation, the likelihood that unregulated businesses would act ethically, and whether it is fair for wealthy Americans to pay more taxes than the middle class. The survey measures to what extent the public believes that capitalism and Christian values are compatible, and how often religious leaders talk about various economic issues like the gap between the rich and poor.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,010

Data Collected: April 14-17, 2011

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March 20, 2011
PRRI/RNS March 2011 Survey

The PRRI/RNS March 2011 survey examines public opinion about the role God plays in the world, including natural disasters. The survey probes to what extent Americans believe natural disasters are signs from God, whether natural disasters are evidence of “end times” or global warming, and whether God punishes entire nations for the sins of its citizens. The survey explores conceptions of God and gauges public support for U.S.-sponsored disaster relief for Japan in the wake of the 2011 tsunami.

 

Survey: PRRI/RNS March 2011 Survey

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

Total Respondents: 1,008

Data Collected: March 17-20, 2011

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February 13, 2011
PRRI/RNS February 2011 Survey

This survey focuses on attitudes about American Muslims and Islam. The survey explores to what extent Americans believe Muslims have done enough to address extremism within their own communities, whether they are being unfairly targeted by police, and whether they are attempting to establish Shariah law in the United States. Questions also gauge the extent to which Americans have heard about congressional hearings into alleged extremism in the American Muslim community, and views about the hearings.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,015

Data Collected: February 11-13, 2011

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January 23, 2011
PRRI January 2011 Survey

The PRRI January 2011 Survey focuses on the extent to which Americans believe political liberals or conservatives are more likely to use violent images and language in political debates. The survey also explores perceptions about which types of people Americans believe are most opposed to their own values.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,006

Data Collected: January 20-23, 2011

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January 16, 2011
PRRI/RNS January 2011 Survey

The PRRI/RNS January 2011 Survey, which was conducted shortly before President Barack Obama’s third State of the Union address, investigates what Americans think about the “moral state of the union.” The survey gauges views about the moral climate in the United States, the biggest obstacles facing political leaders who want to change the tone in Washington, and whether anti-government rhetoric contributed to the shooting of a member of Congress.

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

Total Respondents: 1,006

Data Collected: January 13-16, 2011

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2010

December 12, 2010
PRRI/RNS December 2010 Survey

The PRRI/RNS December 2010 Survey examines public attitudes about the December holidays, including what type of activity—lighting Advent candles, singing Christmas carols, reading the Bible, etc.—if any, Americans plan to participate in during the holidays. The survey also asks Americans whether they think stores and businesses should greet customers with “Happy holidays” or “Merry Christmas.”

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,015

Data Collected: December 9-12, 2010

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November 8, 2010
PRRI/RNS November 2010 Survey

This survey explores attitudes about civil discourse in America’s political system. It includes a series of questions that measure public perceptions regarding the tone of the 2010 election and the likelihood that political leaders, and Americans overall, will be able to overcome political and social differences in order to “get things done.” The survey also gauges if Americans believe the country has become more divided on religion and politics.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,022

Data Collected: November 5-8, 2010

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November 7, 2010
PRRI 2010 Post-election American Values Survey

This survey is based on re-interviews with respondents from the original PRRI’s 2010 American Values Survey conducted immediately following the election. The survey explores vote choice in the 2010 midterm elections, evaluations of the Tea Party, and perceptions about the utility of torture and discrimination in society. The survey also explores the types of issues that religious leaders and clergy were discussing ahead of the election.

 

Sample: Call back of PRRI 2010 American Values Survey

Total Respondents: 1,494 (1,218 landline; 276 cellphone)

Data Collected: November 3-7, 2010

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