In the final weeks before the 2016 presidential election, questions remain about who will turn out to vote and what will drive them to the polls. Now, a new and extensive national survey of more than 2,000 Americans reveals a great deal about the public’s views on the presidential candidates’ qualifications; their confidence in the electoral system; and their attitudes toward hot-button issues such as free trade agreements, immigration, and terrorism.
On October 25, 10:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. EST, Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and PRRI will host the release of PRRI’s seventh annual American Values Survey (AVS). A panel of experts will discuss the survey results and what they reveal about Americans’ attitudes toward a variety of issues that are sure to shape the outcome of this presidential election. Specific topics to be discussed include Americans’ views on: protectionist policies including a potential U.S.-Mexico wall and temporary ban on Muslim immigrants; whether society has become too “politically correct”; voter fraud; economic inequality; criminal justice reform; and jobs and unemployment.
After the program, panelists will take audience questions.
- Robert P. Jones, CEO, PRRI
- E.J. Dionne, Jr., W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
- William A. Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
- Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute
- Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center
The event is open to to the media and coverage is welcome. Members of the media may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an embargoed copy of the report.
More details about the event and registration can be found here.
Hope to see you there!