Published Research

Survey | The Francis Effect? U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and American Politics


Pope Francis is viewed more favorably than the Catholic Church among Americans, and Catholics are divided by partisanship on what the Church should emphasize in its statements on public policy, finds a new PRRI/RNS survey.

American Values Atlas: 2015 LGBT Trends


The American Values Atlas’ 2015 weekly trends on what Americans think about same-sex marriage, LGBT nondiscrimination laws, and service refusal on religious grounds.

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.

Survey | Majority Favor Same-sex Marriage; Two-thirds Believe Supreme Court Will Rule to Legalize


New survey also finds over six in ten Americans say transgender people face a lot of discrimination in the U.S. today.

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


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


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.

About the American Values Atlas (AVA)


Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is excited to announce the launch of the American Values Atlas (AVA), a powerful new online tool for understanding the complex demographic, political, and religious changes occurring in the United States today.

Survey | Roughly Three-Quarters of Americans Favor Goals of Obama’s Immigration Action


Seventy-three percent say that Republicans in Congress should prioritize comprehensive immigration reform legislation

Survey | Ahead of Super Bowl, Nearly Three-in-Ten Americans Support Lifetime Ban for Football Players Who Commit Domestic Violence


PRRI/RNS survey on religion and sports finds roughly three-quarters (73%) of Americans say they would support a sports team signing a gay or lesbian athlete.