American Values Survey

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 […]

Listen to PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones on Interfaith Voices


Over the weekend, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones made two appearances on the NPR program Interfaith Voices: in one segment, Jones discusses with host Maureen Fiedler how perceptions of Muslims have reached a new low among Americans; in the second conversation with Fiedler, Jones talks about how religious changes in the south—namely, a decrease in the number of white evangelical Protestants—are impacting the upcoming midterm election. Only six percent of […]

The Catholic Clash: How Social Issues Divide Clergy and Congregants


After liberal language is used in a synod report, Catholic conservatives bit back. But how do congregant values stack up against institutional outlook?

Graphic of the Week | Americans’ Racial Disconnect on Fairness and Discrimination


Our latest infographic illustrates how colorblind Americans believe our criminal justice system to be—and how opinions shifted after the events in Ferguson, Mo.

Survey | 2014 Pre-Election American Values Survey: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future


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.

Survey | 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America


Conventional wisdom may link the Tea Party movement with the libertarian arm of the Republican Party, but a PRRI survey finds that a majority of libertarians (61%) say they do not consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement. Libertarians, who make up 7% of the adult population, also hold positions on many important economic and social issues that are distinct from the Tea Party and Republicans overall.

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