American Values Survey

Most Support $10.10 Minimum Wage, Party Divisions Over $15 Hike


As workers nationwide strike in an effort to raise the minimum wage, we take a look at where Americans across the political spectrum stand on the issue.

What Animates Trump Supporters


To better understand what animates Donald Trump supporters, we examined the ways in which Trump supporters differ from the supporters of other Republican candidates.

Growing Concern About Terrorism, Islam Even Before Paris Attacks


Even before the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week, PRRI finds that 62 percent of Americans say terrorism is a critical issue to them personally.

Survey | Anxiety, Nostalgia, and Mistrust: Findings from the 2015 American Values Survey


PRRI’s sixth annual American Values Survey explores attitudes toward the 2016 election, economic inequality, racial tensions, immigration, and more.

Survey | American Values Survey 2015 Supplement


Updated AVS findings on candidate choice and favorability for the 2016 presidential election.

Most Americans Want Mandatory Minimums Eliminated


President Obama’s recent visit to an Oklahoma prison highlighted the issue of mandatory minimums for non-violent drug offenders—here’s where Americans stand.

One in Every Ten Young Adults Calls Stewart, Colbert Most Trusted News Source


Ahead of the final episode of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” we take a look at how many young adults view the show as the most trusted source of news on TV.

In the New York Times | Can Hillary Clinton Be a Woman of the People?


The New York Times’ Thomas B. Edsall explores Hillary Clinton’s ability to appeal to the working class on economic issues, and uses PRRI surveys to help do so.

On Earth Day, Americans Support Principle of Environmental Protection, but Divided over Policy


Although PRRI’s surveys find that Americans agree on the idea of protecting the earth, they are less supportive of and more divided on laws that would do so.

Survey | 2014 Post-Election American Values Survey: What Motivated Voters During the Midterm Elections?


Voter Preferences and Outcome of the Midterm Election: The 2014 Vote Early Voting More Americans voted early in 2014 than in 2010. In 2010, 30% of midterm voters said they voted early, while 70% cast their ballot on Election Day. This year, 35% of Americans say they voted early, while 65% report voting on Election Day. Non-white Americans and residents of the South and West were more likely to vote early […]

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