Recent Published Research

Survey | Deep Divide Between Black and White Americans on Criminal Justice System’s Racial Equality; Persists from Rodney King to Freddie Gray

[05.07.2015]

A new PRRI survey finds a 30-percentage point gap between black and white Americans’ perceptions of the fairness of the criminal justice system.

Survey | How Race and Religion Shape Millennial Attitudes on Sexuality and Reproductive Health

[03.27.2015]

PRRI’s survey of over 2,000 millennials, age 18 to 35, explores the impact of race and religion on attitudes toward sexuality, reproductive health, and relationships.

Fact Sheets

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

[11.14.2014]

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

[05.17.2014]

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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