Major Partnerships

Brookings Institution, Governance Studies Program

PRRI has on ongoing partnership with the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, working closely with Brookings Institution senior fellows E.J. Dionne, Jr., and William Galston.  PRRI and Brookings conduct approximately three joint studies each year, and each fall, Brookings hosts the release of PRRI’s flagship survey, the American Values Survey.

Religion News Service

The PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey is a bimonthly national survey conducted in partnership with Religion News Service. PRRI and RNS poll Americans on breaking issues at the intersection of religion and politics for public release and a story about the poll by RNS reporters.

Georgetown University, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

PRRI partnered with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, working with Berkley Center fellow Dr. Jose Casanova and Berkley Center Director Dr. Thomas Banchoff, to develop the Millennial Values Survey, a biennial survey of young adults.

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, Cornell University

The PRRI poll database is housed at the Roper Center Archives at Cornell University, one of the world’s leading archives of social science data. Through iPoll, a search engine available at our research page, users can interactively find survey results from more than 20 national PRRI polls.

Association of Religion Data Archives

All PRRI surveys are also available to the public without a subscription at the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA), which has been providing free access to some of the best data on religion since 1998.

 American Academy of Religion 

PRRI is a Related Scholarly Organization through the American Academy of Religion (AAR) is the world’s largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion. The AAR has about 9,000 members who teach in some 900 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad. In 2014, PRRI partnered with AAR for the release of our climate change survey, “Believers, Sympathizers, and Skeptics: Why Americans are Conflicted about Climate Change, Environmental Policy, and Science.”

Additionally, Public Religion Research Institute maintains the following affiliations:

American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
PRRI is a supporting organization of the Transparency Initiative at American Association for Public Opinion Research, a program established in 2009 to place the value of openness at the center of our profession, and to encourage and make it as easy as possible for survey firms to be transparent about their research methods. The PRRI senior research team are members of AAPOR and subscribe to the AAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices.

National Council on Public Polling (NCPP)
PRRI is a member of the National Council on Public Polling, an organization established in 1969 to set the highest professional standards for public opinion pollsters, and to advance the understanding, among politicians, the media and general public, of how polls are conducted and how to interpret poll results.