American Values Survey

The American Values Survey (AVS) is PRRI’s flagship product—a large national, multi-issue survey on religion, values, and public policy. The PRRI Research Team has conducted the AVS annually since 2010.

Survey | Anxiety, Nostalgia, and Mistrust: Findings from the 2015 American Values Survey


PRRI’s sixth annual American Values Survey explores attitudes toward the 2016 election, economic inequality, racial tensions, immigration, and more.

Survey | American Values Survey 2015 Supplement


Updated AVS findings on candidate choice and favorability for the 2016 presidential election.

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


More than six in ten Americans think the country is on the wrong track—a view fueled by economic concerns and anxieties about terrorism and Ebola.

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


An increasing number of Americans have a decidedly negative self-evaluation of their financial situation compared to 2010, finds PRRI’s fifth annual AVS.

Survey | 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America


Conventional wisdom may link the Tea Party with libertarianism, but PRRI finds a majority of libertarians do not consider themselves a part of the Tea Party.

Survey | 2012 Post-Election American Values Survey & 2012 Ohio Values Survey


PRRI’s 2012 post-election American Values Survey confirms that winning a majority of white Christian votes is no longer sufficient to secure the presidency.

Survey | 2012 Pre-Election American Values Survey


The 2012 American Values Survey finds that the outcome of the 2012 presidential election will be determined, in part, by which Catholics head to the polls.

Survey | 2011 American Values Survey


PRRI’s 2011 AVS finds six in ten Americans say society would be better off if wealth distribution was more equal—but there are partisan and generational divides.

Survey | Old Alignments, Emerging Fault Lines: Religion in the 2010 Election and Beyond


Perceptions of Obama’s faith, views on Islam, and priorities of white evangelicals: these topics and more in a survey conducted with The Brookings Institution.

Survey | Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Elections


PRRI’s 2010 AVS profiles the Tea Party movement, finding that nearly half of those who identify with the movement say they are also part of the religious right.