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.

American Values Atlas (AVA)

[02.25.2015]

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

[02.12.2015]

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

[01.22.2015]

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.

Survey | 7-in-10 Americans Support Goals of Obama’s Immigration Action, but are Divided over Use of Executive Action

[12.04.2014]

Approximately 7-in-10 Americans support the goals of President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, but are sharply divided about the means he used to achieve them.

Survey | Believers, Sympathizers, and Skeptics: Why Americans are Conflicted about Climate Change, Environmental Policy, and Science

[11.21.2014]

Findings from the PRRI/AAR Religion, Values, and Climate Change Survey The Importance of and Concerns about Climate Change   Americans rank climate change last on a list of important issues. Only five percent of Americans say climate change is the most important issue facing the U.S. today. The issue of climate change ranks behind the lack of jobs (22%), the increasing gap between rich and poor (18%), health care (17%), the […]

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 […]

Survey | 2014 Post-Election American Values Survey, “What Motivated Voters During the Midterm Elections?”

[11.11.2014]

Voter Preferences and Outcome of the Midterm Election: The 2014 Vote Early Voting More Americans voted early in 2014 than in 2010. In 2010, 30% of midterm voters said they voted early, while 70% cast their ballot on Election Day. This year, 35% of Americans say they voted early, while 65% report voting on Election Day. Non-white Americans and residents of the South and West were more likely to vote early […]

Survey | 2014 Pre-Election American Values Survey: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future

[09.23.2014]

Most Americans have a decidedly negative self-evaluation of their financial situation. Roughly 4-in-10 Americans say they are currently in excellent (7%) or good (34%) shape financially, while a majority of the public report being in only fair (37%) or poor financial shape (20%). This assessment represents a notable drop from 2010, when half of Americans indicated they were in excellent (9%) or good (41%) shape financially.