Recent Published Research

American Values Atlas: 2015 Immigration Trends


The American Values Atlas’ 2015 weekly trends on what Americans think about immigration reform and immigrants’ contributions.

Survey | Most Americans Believe Protests Make the Country Better; Support Decreases Dramatically Among Whites if Protesters are Identified As Black


New PRRI/RNS survey also finds that a majority of Americans do not think the U.S. is currently setting a good moral example for the rest of the world.

Fact Sheets

PRRI Fact Sheet: Race, the Criminal Justice System, and Police


Race and the Criminal Justice System A slim majority (51 percent) of Americans do not believe that blacks and other minorities receive treatment equal to whites in the criminal justice system, while 46 percent believe that they do. Current opinions about race in the criminal justice system represent a modest downward shift from August 2014, when, in the 2014 Pre-election American Values Survey, a majority (56 percent) of Americans said […]

Academic Research

Study | “I Know What You Did Last Sunday” Finds Americans Significantly Inflate Religious Participation


A new PRRI study, “I Know What You Did Last Sunday: Measuring Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reported Religious Behavior, Belief, and Belonging,” shows that every subgroup of Americans measured over-reports their levels of religious participation, with young adults, Catholics and white mainline Protestants particularly likely to inflate the frequency of their attendance at religious services.

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