Major Special Topics Surveys
More than 6-in-10 Americans agree that immigrants currently living in the country illegally should be allowed to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements.
Survey | Diverse, Disillusioned, and Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election[10.04.2012]
The second wave of the 2012 Millennial Values Survey reveals new findings about younger Millennials’ perspectives on the 2012 election, government and the democratic process, and affirmative action.
The 2012 Race, Class, and Culture Survey highlights the vote, values, and worldview of the white working class in America.
Survey | Religion, Values, and Experiences: Black and Hispanic American Attitudes on Abortion and Reproductive Issues[07.26.2012]
The African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey The Economy and the 2012 Election Like Americans overall, the overwhelming majority of black Americans and Hispanic Americans report that the economy is a critical issue facing the country (71% and 75%). Relatively few black Americans and Hispanic Americans believe that cultural issues such as abortion (17% and 30%) and same-sex marriage (18% and 26%) are critical issues facing the country. Both… more
2012 Millennial Values Survey Conducted jointly by Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, a new national survey of college-age Millennials (Americans ages 18-24) provides an in-depth portrait of younger Millennials on faith, values, and the 2012 election. College-age Millennials (age 18-24) are considerably more racially and ethnically diverse than the general population. Fewer than 6-in-10 (57%) Millennials self-identify as white, compared… more
Executive Summary The Influence of Jewish Values and Political Activity. At least 8-in-10 American Jews say that pursuing justice (84%) and caring for the widow and the orphan (80%) are somewhat or very important values that inform their political beliefs and activity. More than 7-in-10 also say that tikkun olam, healing the world (72%), and welcoming the stranger (72%) are somewhat or very important values. A majority (55%) say that… more
Survey | What it Means to be American: Attitudes towards Increasing Diversity in America Ten Years after 9/11[09.06.2011]
Executive Summary Ten years after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Americans believe they are more safe but have less personal freedom and that the country is less respected in the world than it was prior to September 11, 2001. A small majority (53 percent) of Americans say that today the country is safer from terrorism than it was prior to the September 11th attacks. In contrast, nearly 8-in-10 say… more
Executive Summary There is at least a 20-point generation gap between Millennials (age 18 to 29) and seniors (age 65 and older) on every public policy measure in the survey concerning rights for gay and lesbian people. More than 6-in-10 (62%) Millennials favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, 69% favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children, 71% favor civil unions, and 79% favor employment discrimination protections… more
Survey | Committed to Availability, Conflicted about Morality: What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars[06.09.2011]
A solid majority of Americans say abortion should be legal in all (19%) or most (37%) cases, compared to 4-in-10 who say it should be illegal in all (14%) or most (26%) cases. With the exception of white evangelical Protestants, majorities of all major religious groups say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. A majority of Americans across the political spectrum say it is more socially acceptable… more
In the first half of 2010, we conducted in-depth ethnographic interviews with 25 young adults (age 18-29) who are active in work for social justice and have a connection to local religious communities. Given that this Millennial generation has a higher proportion of religiously unaffiliated members compared to other generations, we were particularly interested in understanding what was working for them about church; why they thought church wasn’t working for… more