The New York Times’ Thomas B. Edsall explores Hillary Clinton’s ability to appeal to the working class on economic issues, and uses PRRI surveys to help do so.
In today’s buzz, Americans are becoming less religious and more socially liberal, and fewer immigrants are entering the US illegally.
In today’s buzz, SCOTUS rules for religious rights in prison and melting glaciers to release massive amounts of carbon.
In today’s buzz, we release our post-election American Values Survey, finding that 62% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track.
In today’s buzz, Americans pessimistic despite job growth, interreligious dialogue can thank a city fair, and legalizing marijuana is a moral conundrum.
In today’s buzz, a group of clergy members in North Carolina help overturn a ban on same-sex marriage and Americans’ continue struggling with costly medical bills.
Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level.
In today’s buzz, Americans are spending again, Rabbis are roaming the West, and Microsoft is breaking into the polling world.
Event Wrap-up | American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality and Doubts about the Future
On September 23, 2014, Public Religion Research Institute released findings from our American Values Survey 2014, “Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future.” We found that Americans have a decidedly gloomy outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation. The event, held at Brookings’ Falk Auditorium, featured panelists Dr. Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Joy Reid (MSNBC), and Henry Olsen (American Enterprise Institute). William Galston and E.J. Dionne, from the Brookings Governance Studies program, moderated the presentation. The conversation was followed by a lively Q&A with the audience.
In today’s buzz, our Graphic of the Week shows economic hardships, Brookings reports the loss of the American Dream, and a new map flooding risks for each country.