November, 2011

Survey | Equal Numbers of Americans say Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party Movement Share their Values

[11.17.2011]

November PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey American Values and The Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street Movements Americans are equally likely to say that the Occupy Wall Street movement shares their values as to say the Tea Party movement shares their values (29% each).  Americans also have nearly identical evaluations of the likely impact of each of these movements.  For both the Tea Party movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement, about […]

Survey | 2011 American Values Survey

[11.08.2011]

Executive Summary Two-thirds of voters say that it is very important (39%) or somewhat important (28%) for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs. However, roughly 1-in-5 (19%) voters say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who had strong religious beliefs if those beliefs were very different from their own. A majority of voters (53%) report that they would be somewhat or very comfortable with […]

Fact Sheet | “Teavangelicals”: Alignments and Tensions between the Tea Party and White Evangelical Protestants

[11.07.2011]

What You Need to Know I.  THE TEA PARTY AND EVANGELICALS. There is a large constituency overlap between the Tea Party and white evangelical Protestants. Overlapping Identities: Nearly half (47 percent) of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement also identify as a part of the religious right or Christian conservative movement. [PRRI, November 2010]. Fully three-quarters (75 percent) of those who identify with the Tea Party movement describe […]

Fact Sheet | American Attitudes on Muslims

[11.07.2011]

What You Need to Know   I. LIMITED SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH MUSLIMS Few Americans report having regular interactions with Muslims. Three-in-ten Americans say they interact daily (6 percent) or occasionally (24 percent) with a Muslim. More than two-thirds (68 percent) report that they seldom or never interact with a Muslim. Millennials are significantly more likely than seniors to report speaking at least occasionally with someone who is Muslim (34 percent […]

Fact Sheet | Attitudes about Mormons and Implications for Mitt Romney’s Candidacy in 2012

[11.07.2011]

What You Need to Know I. AMERICANS, RELIGION AND PRESIDENTS Nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of the public say it is very or somewhat important for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs. Majorities of every religious group and both political parties agree. [PRRI, September 2011] II. KNOWLEDGE OF AND INTERACTIONS WITH MORMONS Interactions with Mormons: Only about 3-in-10 (29 percent) Americans say they speak with Mormons at least occasionally, […]

Survey | Strong Majorities of Americans Favor Rights and Legal Protections for Transgender People

[11.03.2011]

Summary of Research Findings Overwhelming majorities of Americans agree that transgender people should have the same general rights and legal protections as others.* Approximately 9-in-10 (89%) Americans agree that transgender people deserve the same rights and protections as other Americans. Overwhelming majorities of all major religious groups agree that transgender people should have the same rights and protections as other Americans, including approximately 8-in-10 (83%) white evangelical Protestants, and roughly […]