Survey | Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future: Findings from the 2014 American Values Survey[09.23.2014]
Most Americans have a decidedly negative self-evaluation of their financial situation. Roughly 4-in-10 Americans say they are currently in excellent (7%) or good (34%) shape financially, while a majority of the public report being in only fair (37%) or poor financial shape (20%). This assessment represents a notable drop from 2010, when half of Americans indicated they were in excellent (9%) or good (41%) shape financially.
In PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones’ latest article in The Atlantic, he examines the slim margin between Republicans and Democrats in five key Senate races this midterm election. Although the GOP has historically enjoyed stalwart support from what was once considered a base constituency, white evangelical Protestants are dwindling in numbers—not only in the South but throughout the United States. In fact, the number of white evangelical Protestants nationwide has slipped from 22 percent in 2007 to 18 percent today, which may not bode well for Republicans at the polls this November.
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