Steady Support for Immigration Reform

What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. … [Read more...]

I Know What You Did Last Sunday

The Graphic of the Week highlights data from PRRI’s newest study, “I Know What You Did Last Sunday: Measuring Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reported Religious Behavior, Belief, and Belonging,” which finds that Americans tend to exaggerate how often they attend religious services. By comparing survey modes, the study concludes that Americans are more likely to report higher levels of religious participation when polled by live interviewers on the telephone than they are when completing a self- … [Read more...]

Racial Attitudes in the United States

PRRI's Graphic of the week delves into the data that shows not only do attitudes about race divide Americans demographically and culturally, the issue of race also creates substantial political divisions. … [Read more...]

Catholics vs. Evangelicals

Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship. … [Read more...]

Are you paying too much in taxes?

As millions of Americans rush to finish their tax returns by the looming April 15th deadline, many feel that their tax bills are too high. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

Stigma, Discrimination, & HIV/AIDS

Graphic of the Week examines American attitudes about HIV/AIDS, including causes and discrimination. … [Read more...]

Are Millennials Leaving Religion Over LGBT Issues?

The fact that most Millennials who are now religiously unaffiliated were raised in a religious tradition raises important questions about the forces responsible for this recent shift. PRRI’s latest survey finds one reason for high rates of disaffiliation among Millennials is their perception about how religious institutions treat gay and lesbian people. … [Read more...]

Same-sex Marriage in the Changing South

Graphic of the Week examines Southern attitudes about same-sex marriage, including the morality of same-gender sexual relations, generational breaks, and its compatibility with religious beliefs. … [Read more...]

A Decade of Change on Same-sex Marriage

PRRI’s latest research, the 2014 LGBT Issues and Trends Survey, shows support for same-sex marriage jumped 21 percentage points from 2003 – when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage – to 2013. Currently, a majority (53 percent) of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, compared to 41 percent who oppose. In 2003, less than one-third (32 percent) of Americans supported allowing gays and... more … [Read more...]


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