Throughout 2013, there has been consistent bipartisan and cross-religious support for creating a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States. Today, 63% of Americans favor providing a way for immigrants who are currently living in the United States illegally to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements, while 14% support allowing them to become permanent legal residents but not citizens, and roughly 1-in-5 (18%) favor a policy that would identify and deport all immigrants living in the United States illegally. This support for a path to citizenship has remained unchanged from earlier this year, when in both March and August 2013 an identical number (63%) supported a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the United States illegally.
All the information you need about public opinion on gay marriage, DOMA, gay adoption, ENDA, and more.
Despite conventional wisdom linking the Tea Party movement with the libertarian arm of the Republican Party, a majority of libertarians (61 percent) say they do not consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement. Libertarians, who comprise seven percent of the public, also hold positions on many important economic and social issues that are distinct from the Tea Party and Republicans overall.
Survey | 2013 Hispanic Values Survey: How Shifting Religious Identities and Experiences are Influencing Hispanic Approaches to Politics[09.27.2013]
Hispanics are three times more likely to identify as affiliated with the Democratic Party than with the Republican Party. Half of Hispanics identify with the Democratic Party (50%), compared to 15% who identify with the Republican Party. Roughly 1-in-4 (24%) Hispanics say they are politically independent.
This year, PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones and Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera presented PRRI’s research which explores how immigrants are impacting American religion and society at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference. The presentation, titled “Threats and Values: Factors Influencing Support for a Path to Citizenship” explains the roles of religion and values in shaping public opinion about immigrants and immigration reform.
Survey | The 2013 Ohio Values Survey: Ohio Voters Strongly Support Employment Nondiscrimination Laws for Gay and Lesbian People, Slim Majority Oppose Amending Ohio Constitution to Allow Same-sex Couples to Marry[09.04.2013]
Ohio Voters Strongly Support Employment Nondiscrimination Laws for Gay and Lesbian People, Slim Majority Oppose Amending Ohio Constitution to Allow Same-sex Couples to Marry
What You Need to Know: The American Jewish Community Identity, Politics and Religion I. HOLIDAYS AND SYNAGOGUES Importance of Jewish Holidays. When asked about the most important Jewish holiday to them personally, a plurality (43%) of Jews named Yom Kippur, followed by Passover (25%), Hanukkah (10%), and Rosh Hashanah (10%). There are significant generational differences in opinion about the most important holidays. Younger Jewish Americans are less likely than older Jewish Americans… more
Survey | Do Americans Believe Capitalism and Government are Working?: Religious Left, Religious Right and the Future of the Economic Debate[07.18.2013]
The top four most important economic issues cited by Americans today are the lack of jobs (26%), the budget deficit (17%), the rising cost of health care (18%), and the increasing gap between the rich and poor (15%). About 1-in-10 say that social security (9%) or the rising costs of education (9%) is the country’s most important economic problem.
Survey | Ahead of Independence Day: Most are Proud to be American, Republicans More Likely to Engage in Patriotic Activities[06.27.2013]
Just in time for the Fourth of July, a new survey shows that most Americans are proud to be an American, but they give a wide range of reasons explaining why.
Book Chapter | Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy[06.14.2013]
From the publisher: “Do the religious affiliations of elected officials shape the way they vote on such key issues as abortion, homosexuality, defense spending, taxes, and welfare spending? In Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy, William D’Antonio, Steven A. Tuch and Josiah R. Baker trace the influence of religion and party in the U.S. Congress over time. For almost four decades these key issues have… more