Justice & the Courts

Watch PRRI Research Director Dan Cox on HuffPost Live

[12.07.2015]

PRRI Research Director Dan Cox appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss race and the criminal justice system following protests about the death of Laquan McDonald.

Blacks Nearly Four Times as Likely to Say Police Mistreatment is a Major Problem as Whites

[12.01.2015]

A chasm separates the views of black and white American attitudes toward the police. Blacks are nearly four times as likely as whites to say that police mistreatment is a major problem in their community

Most Americans Want Mandatory Minimums Eliminated

[09.30.2015]

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.

Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation and Denominational Family

[04.22.2015]

Ahead of arguments for the SCOTUS same-sex marriage case taking place next week, PRRI takes a look at support for same-sex marriage by religious affilliation.

State of the States on Same-sex Marriage

[02.11.2015]

Using new data from the PRRI American Values Atlas, we’re now able to see how each separate state feels about same-sex marriage.

Support for Same-sex Marriage in Alabama Lowest in Nation

[02.10.2015]

A run-down of attitudes on same-sex marriage in Alabama.

With Delayed Grand Jury Ruling, Unrest in Ferguson Continues

[10.08.2014]

Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level.

On Brookings’ FixGov | Six Days After Ferguson: America’s Racial Disconnect in One Chart

[09.30.2014]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses how a question from the American Values Survey 2014 about whether black Americans and other minorities receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system vividly captures the strikingly different reactions of white and non-white Americans to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

[03.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the pontiff’s first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the state’s death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don’t see global warming as a threat.

President Obama Appears on Comedy Show to Promote Healthcare.gov

[03.12.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Colorado’s profits from marijuana taxes, why marijuana works to help people who are sick, and the generational gap between young and old Republicans on social issues.