Most Americans Back Minimum Wage Increase, With Two Notable Exceptions

President Obama made headlines earlier this week by announcing his support for the Harkin-Miller bill, which would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. PRRI’s recently released 2013 American Values Survey explored public opinion on increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.00 an hour, finding that more than 7-in-10 (71 percent) Americans support raising the minimum wage while roughly 1-in-4 (24 percent) oppose. … [Read more...]

Libertarian Robert Sarvis Delivers Solid Showing in Virginia Race

Making headlines across the nation today was Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s narrower-than-expected victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in Virginia’s gubernatorial race last night. McAuliffe took 48 percent of the vote, while Ken Cuccinelli trailed slightly with 45.5 percent. Given the close margin, Robert Sarvis’s modest seven percent of the vote—a strong showing for a third-party candidate—took on added meaning. … [Read more...]

The Unique Religious Profile of Libertarians

Our 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America finds that libertarians stand out among conservative groups for their unique religious make-up and comparatively low levels of religious commitment. … [Read more...]

PRRI CEO Robert Jones Takes to the Airwaves to Unpack Relationship between Libertarians, Tea Party

I recently appeared on State of Belief radio to discuss the findings of PRRI's 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America, with host Rev. Welton Gaddy. He had some great questions for me, including a particularly interesting one about the differences in composition between libertarians and those who identify with the Tea Party movement. … [Read more...]


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