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Religion & Culture
Younger Americans and Perceptions of Antisemitism in America
In 2020, the FBI’s reported crime statistics logged 247 antisemitic incidents,  including intimidation, assault, and vandalism. Though such blatant acts of hatred are a serious problem, antisemitis…
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Politics & Elections
Political Polarization and Democracy in the United States
On Sept. 15, the world celebrates the International Day of Democracy. In the past decade, the democracy score of the United States fell by 14 points, according to Freedom House measures. Freedom House…
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Race & Ethnicity
Majority of Americans Don’t Trust Government
The COVID-19 pandemic, social justice movements, and economic uncertainty have all had an impact on Americans’ trust in government. In 2017 and 2021, PRRI asked American adults a series of questions…
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Law & Criminal Justice
Policing, Protests, Surveillance, and White Racial Identity
As a part of the PRRI Public Fellows program, our cohort of scholars who study white supremacy and racial justice created and deployed a survey via YouGov based on our shared research interests in rac…
With the exception of white evangelical Protestants, majorities of most religious and demographic groups believe that immigrants strengthen the United States and support having a pathway to citizenshi…
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Race & Ethnicity
Most Americans Think Women Face a Lot of Discrimination
On August 26 of each year, Americans celebrate Women’s Equality Day, established in 1973 to commemorate the date the 19th Amendment passed, guaranteeing American women the right to vote. Women’s E…
On August 24, 2022, President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for low- and middle-income Americans, and an additional $10,000 in debt forgiveness for students who re…
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Law & Criminal Justice
Black Americans’ Skepticism Toward the Death Penalty
Recent PRRI polling shows that Black Americans are significantly more skeptical of the death penalty’s fairness with regards to race than other racial groups. According to the PRRI 2022 Social Netwo…
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Abortion & Reproductive Health
Which Women Most Likely to Favor Abortion Restrictions?
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision on June 24, 2022, to reverse the constitutional right of women to obtain an abortion, which had been in place since 1973, the vast majority of wo…
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