Major Special Topics Surveys

Survey | Believers, Sympathizers, and Skeptics: Why Americans are Conflicted about Climate Change, Environmental Policy, and Science

[11.21.2014]

Findings from the PRRI/AAR Religion, Values, and Climate Change Survey The Importance of and Concerns about Climate Change   Americans rank climate change last on a list of important issues. Only five percent of Americans say climate change is the most important issue facing the U.S. today. The issue of climate change ranks behind the lack of jobs (22%), the increasing gap between rich and poor (18%), health care (17%), the […]

Survey | What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014

[06.10.2014]

At present, 62% 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 17% support allowing them to become permanent legal residents but not citizens, and roughly 1-in-5 (19%) favor a policy that would identify and deport all immigrants living in the United States illegally.

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 finds that since 2003, when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage, support for allowing gay and lesbian people to marry legally has jumped 21 percentage points. A majority (53%) of Americans now support same-sex marriage, compared to less than one-third (32%) in 2003.

Survey | What Americans (Still) Want From Immigration Reform

[11.25.2013]

In the midst of an ongoing debate over immigration reform, a survey from PRRI and the Brookings Institution finds that support for immigration reform legislation remained steady throughout 2013. More than 6-in-10 (TK %) Americans support legislation that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally, provided they meet certain requirements.

Survey | 2013 Hispanic Values Survey: How Shifting Religious Identities and Experiences are Influencing Hispanic Approaches to Politics

[09.27.2013]

Hispanic Americans are among the fastest-growing political constituencies in the U.S., and have become a potent force in recent national elections. PRRI’s 2013 Hispanic Values Survey shows that Hispanic Americans’ party allegiance lies largely with the Democrats. Half (50%) of Hispanics identify with the Democratic Party, while 15% identify with the Republican Party.

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]

One year after the 2012 election, a PRRI survey conducted in the perennial bellwether state of Ohio finds that Buckeye State voters are closely divided on the issue of same-sex marriage. A slim majority (51%) of Ohio voters oppose amending Ohio’s constitution, which currently bans same-sex unions, to allow for same-sex marriage.

Survey | Do Americans Believe Capitalism and Government are Working?: Religious Left, Religious Right and the Future of the Economic Debate

[07.18.2013]

As the public begins to recover from the recession, PRRI investigates American attitudes towards capitalism, economic mobility, government, and taxation in a new survey conducted in partnership with the Brooking Institution. The study also identifies and explores the beliefs of religious progressives, a constituency that is often overshadowed but remains an important part of the religious landscape.

Survey | Citizenship, Values, and Cultural Concerns: What Americans Want from Immigration Reform

[03.21.2013]

As immigration reform is being debated in Congress, a new survey finds that more than 6-in-10 Americans favor immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The new major study of nearly 4,500 Americans also examines public attitudes about the immigration system and the cultural and economic impact of immigrants.

Survey | Diverse, Disillusioned, and Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election

[10.04.2012]

Just before the 2012 presidential election, the second wave of the 2012 Millennial Values Survey, conducted by PRRI in partnership with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, reveals what younger Millennials (ages 18-24) think about the presidential candidates, government and the democratic process, and affirmative action.

Survey | Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America

[09.20.2012]

Less than two months before the 2012 presidential election, a new national survey conducted by PRRI upends commonly held-beliefs about white working-class Americans. Rather than casting this important demographic group as a monolithic bloc, the report reveals significant divides among white working-class Americans along the lines of region, religion, gender, and age