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2012 American Values Post-Election Survey Release

On Friday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. EST in the Fourth Estate Room at the National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW), the Public Religion Research Institute will release post-election research that will paint a comprehensive portrait of the role religion, values and economic issues played in the 2012 election, as well as what expectations Americans have for the next Congress and new administration.

PRRI will specifically look ahead to the upcoming showdown over budget priorities; explore Americans’ attitudes about the best ways to promote economic growth, support for investment spending on infrastructure, and support for spending cuts to help reduce the deficit. Their research will draw on findings from a new post-election survey of Ohio voters, focus groups of White Working Class voters in Ohio and Hispanics in North Carolina, and call-back interviews from its October American Values Survey.

PRRI’s post-election research will be unveiled at a forum co-hosted by the Brookings Institution. At the forum, PRRI founder and CEO Robert P. Jones will present the survey results, and Brookings Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne, Jr. will discuss implications with prominent political scholars Dr. John Sides and Dr. Melissa Deckman.

The PRRI/Brookings forum is open to media, and coverage is welcome. Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available. 


Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO, Public Religion Research Institute

Dr. E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Dr. John Sides, Associate Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; founder and contributor to “The Monkey Cage,” a political science blog

Dr. Melissa Deckman, PRRI Affiliated Scholar, Louis L. Goldstein Professor of Public Affairs, Chair of the Political Science Department, Washington College


Friday, November 16, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. EST


The National Press Club

Fourth Estate Room

529 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20045