Race and the Criminal Justice System A slim majority (51 percent) of Americans do not believe that blacks and other minorities receive treatment equal to whites in the criminal justice system, while 46 percent believe that they do. Current opinions about race in the criminal justice system represent a modest downward shift from August 2014, when, in the 2014 Pre-election American Values Survey, a majority (56 percent) of Americans said […]
All the information you need about public opinion on gay marriage, DOMA, gay adoption, ENDA, and more.
American Catholics’ perspectives on a range of issues, including LGBT issues and abortion, as well as their opinions about church priorities and tradition.
The American Jewish community is an important part of the American cultural, political, and religious landscape. Jewish Americans also exhibit a distinct worldview on many important public issues such as abortion, immigration, and the role of government. To review all of PRRI’s latest findings on Jewish Americans, check out our latest fact sheet.
What You Need to Know: Public Opinion on Economic Inequality I. Economic Policy Issues There is broad public support for addressing economic inequality through policies aimed at both the top and bottom of the economic spectrum: increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour, and increasing the tax rate on Americans earning more than $250,000 a year. The Minimum Wage: Overall, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans favor increasing the […]
What do Americans think about the immigration system, immigration policies, and the impact of immigrants on local communities and American society? Our fact sheet has got you covered, providing information from our latest surveys that detail American attitudes about immigrants, the immigration system and current policy preferences.
What You Need to Know I. Catholics overall (55 percent) and a plurality of Americans (50 percent) DO NOT believe that the right to religious liberty is being threatened in America today. But white Catholics are MORE DIVIDED. A majority of Catholics overall (55 percent) do not believe the right of religious liberty is being threatened in America today, compared to 44 percent who say it is being threatened. Americans […]
Fact Sheet | “Teavangelicals”: Alignments and Tensions between the Tea Party and White Evangelical Protestants[11.07.2011]
What You Need to Know I. THE TEA PARTY AND EVANGELICALS. There is a large constituency overlap between the Tea Party and white evangelical Protestants. Overlapping Identities: Nearly half (47 percent) of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement also identify as a part of the religious right or Christian conservative movement. [PRRI, November 2010]. Fully three-quarters (75 percent) of those who identify with the Tea Party movement describe […]
What You Need to Know I. LIMITED SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH MUSLIMS Few Americans report having regular interactions with Muslims. Three-in-ten Americans say they interact daily (6 percent) or occasionally (24 percent) with a Muslim. More than two-thirds (68 percent) report that they seldom or never interact with a Muslim. Millennials are significantly more likely than seniors to report speaking at least occasionally with someone who is Muslim (34 percent […]
What You Need to Know I. AMERICANS, RELIGION AND PRESIDENTS Nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of the public say it is very or somewhat important for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs. Majorities of every religious group and both political parties agree. [PRRI, September 2011] II. KNOWLEDGE OF AND INTERACTIONS WITH MORMONS Interactions with Mormons: Only about 3-in-10 (29 percent) Americans say they speak with Mormons at least occasionally, […]