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Event Wrap-up | American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality and Doubts about the Future

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[09.29.2014]

On September 23, 2014, Public Religion Research Institute released findings from our American Values Survey 2014, “Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future.” We found that Americans have a decidedly gloomy outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation. The event, held at Brookings’ Falk Auditorium, featured panelists Dr. Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Joy Reid (MSNBC), and Henry Olsen (American Enterprise Institute). William Galston and E.J. Dionne, from the Brookings Governance Studies program, moderated the presentation. The conversation was followed by a lively Q&A with the audience.

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In the News | National Media Coverage of PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

[09.24.2014]

Findings from PRRI”s American Values Survey, which point both to the economic anxiety Americans are experiencing—personally and systemically—and to Americans’ plummeting confidence in the criminal justice system’s treatment of blacks and other minorities, are being covered in major national media outlets.

Journalists at many national media outlets are reporting on the incisive data,

Graphic of the Week | 4-in-10 Americans Experiencing Economic Insecurity

[09.24.2014]

Economic hardships continue to plague the American public, reports PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

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[09.29.2014]

In today’s buzz , immigration cases challenge American schools, the DOJ set to release a new anti-profiling policy, and Alaska legalizes marijuana—39 years ago.

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In Figuring Faith | 13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013


[12.16.2013]

It’s been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on “Figuring Faith,” my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013!

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[09.23.2014]

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[08.21.2014]

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