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Release of Seventh Annual PRRI American Values Survey

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.

Event Panelists:

  • 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 jpiacenza@prri.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!