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 conducted the AVS in even years from 2008 to 2010, and began conducting it annually in 2011.
A new survey conducted after the election confirms that winning an overwhelming majority of white Christian voters is no longer sufficient to secure the presidency.
The 2012 American Values Pre-Election Survey finds that the outcome of next month’s presidential election will be determined, in part, by which Catholics head to the polls, and how many of America’s fastest growing religious community, the religiously unaffiliated, are motivated to vote.
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… more
Findings from the 2010 Post-Election American Values Survey Results of the Post-Election American Values Survey were based on 1,494 callback interviews with respondents from the Pre-election American Values Survey, which was fielded in early September 2010 among a national random sample of 3,013 adults (age 18 and older). Telephone interviews for the Post-Election American Values Survey were conducted in both English and Spanish from November 3-7, 2010. Among the top… more
Nearly Half of Tea Party Movement also identify with Christian Conservative Movement Third Biennial American Values Survey Profiles Tea Party Movement, Religion Reveals Attitudes on Economic and Social Issues in Upcoming Elections The American Values Survey (AVS) is a large, nationally representative public opinion survey of American attitudes on religion, values, and politics. The 2010 survey is the third biennial AVS, which is conducted by PRRI every two years as… more
The Young and the Faithful The faith and political views of young adults in the 2008 election cycle. Some highlights include: Monthly worship attenders swing to Obama in 2008. The greatest shift in candidate preference between 2004 and 2008 has occurred among all voters who attend religious services once or twice a month, moving from 49% support for Kerry in 2004 to 60% support for Obama in 2008. More Americans… more