2011

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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October 17, 2010
PRRI/RNS October 2010 Survey

This survey focuses on American evaluations of how places of worship are dealing with the issue of homosexuality. The survey investigates public perceptions about the impact that religious organizations and churches are having on homophobia in the U.S., along with the mental health of gay and lesbian youth.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,010

Data Collected: October 14-17, 2010

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September 14, 2010
PRRI 2010 American Values Survey

The American Values Survey is PRRI’s annual multi-issue survey covering a variety of topics on religion, political behavior, and views on public policy. This survey includes questions about vote preference for the 2010 mid-term election, the importance of issues on Congressional vote choice, and views on economic policy, such as taxes and the minimum wage. The survey also covers a number of social issues, including same-sex marriage, abortion, and immigration. Other questions explore whether respondents feel that issues ranging from health care reform to immigration are better handled at the state or national level. The survey also includes a measure of Tea Party affiliation.

 

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

Total Respondents: 3,013 (2,413 landline; 600 cellphone)

Data Collected: September 1-14, 2010

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September 12, 2010
PRRI/RNS September 2010 Survey

The PRRI/RNS September 2010 Survey investigates attitudes about Fox News television host Glenn Beck and his call for a religious revival in the country. The survey included questions to gauge public knowledge about Beck’s religious beliefs, feelings about the talk show host, and if he would be the right person to lead a religious movement.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,007

Data Collected: September 9-12, 2010

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August 22, 2010
PRRI/RNS August 2010 Survey

The PRRI/RNS August 2010 Survey investigates attitudes about the proposed construction of an Islamic community center and mosque in lower Manhattan near ground zero. Questions measure the extent to which respondents have followed the news about the proposed center, support for its construction, and whether they considered the site of the World Trade Center to be sacred ground.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,005

Data Collected: August 20-22, 2010

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March 11, 2010
PRRI 2010 Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey

This survey investigates public attitudes about immigrants and immigration reform in the U.S. The survey gauges perceptions about the functioning of the immigration system, levels of support for immigration reform policies, and perceptions of immigrants’ influence on the economy and the job market. Additional questions focus on discrepancies in public attitudes between illegal and legal immigrants, the moral implications of immigration, and Congress’ ability to handle immigration reform during the economic downturn.

 

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

Total Respondents: 1,201

Data Collected: March 5-11, 2010

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