Major Special Topics Surveys
More than 6-in-10 Americans agree that immigrants currently living in the country illegally should be allowed to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements.
Survey | Diverse, Disillusioned, and Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election[10.04.2012]
The second wave of the 2012 Millennial Values Survey reveals new findings about younger Millennials’ perspectives on the 2012 election, government and the democratic process, and affirmative action.
The 2012 Race, Class, and Culture Survey highlights the vote, values, and worldview of the white working class in America.
Scientific studies are providing evidence that religiosity can be linked to benevolent behavior. With recent polls showing that college-age Millennials are increasingly religiously unaffiliated, will the thought of a watching deity continue to be enough to motivate positive social behavior?
Survey | Religion, Values, and Experiences: Black and Hispanic American Attitudes on Abortion and Reproductive Issues[07.26.2012]
The African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey The Economy and the 2012 Election Like Americans overall, the overwhelming majority of black Americans and Hispanic Americans report that the economy is a critical issue facing the country (71% and 75%). Relatively few black Americans and Hispanic Americans believe that cultural issues such as abortion (17% and 30%) and same-sex marriage (18% and 26%) are critical issues facing the country. Both… more
In light of the recent controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A’s stance on same-sex marriage, how does the American public feel about this public policy issue? Recent surveys show a religious divide.
2012 Millennial Values Survey Conducted jointly by Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, a new national survey of college-age Millennials (Americans ages 18-24) provides an in-depth portrait of younger Millennials on faith, values, and the 2012 election. College-age Millennials (age 18-24) are considerably more racially and ethnically diverse than the general population. Fewer than 6-in-10 (57%) Millennials self-identify as white, compared… more
Executive Summary The Influence of Jewish Values and Political Activity. At least 8-in-10 American Jews say that pursuing justice (84%) and caring for the widow and the orphan (80%) are somewhat or very important values that inform their political beliefs and activity. More than 7-in-10 also say that tikkun olam, healing the world (72%), and welcoming the stranger (72%) are somewhat or very important values. A majority (55%) say that… more
Survey | What it Means to be American: Attitudes towards Increasing Diversity in America Ten Years after 9/11[09.06.2011]
Executive Summary Ten years after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Americans believe they are more safe but have less personal freedom and that the country is less respected in the world than it was prior to September 11, 2001. A small majority (53 percent) of Americans say that today the country is safer from terrorism than it was prior to the September 11th attacks. In contrast, nearly 8-in-10 say… more
Executive Summary There is at least a 20-point generation gap between Millennials (age 18 to 29) and seniors (age 65 and older) on every public policy measure in the survey concerning rights for gay and lesbian people. More than 6-in-10 (62%) Millennials favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, 69% favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children, 71% favor civil unions, and 79% favor employment discrimination protections… more