Major Special Topics Surveys
Survey | A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Issues[02.26.2014]
A major new national survey of more than 4,500 Americans finds that support for allowing gay and lesbian people to legally wed has jumped 21 percentage points over the last decade, from 32 percent in 2003 to 53 percent in 2013, transforming the American religious landscape in the process.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]