Public Religion Research Institute

Public Religion Research Institute
Established 2009 (2009)
CEO Robert P. Jones
Location Washington, D.C.
Address 2027 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is an American public opinion poll and qualitative research. As a research organization, PRRI does not take positions on, nor does it advocate for, particular policies.

PRRI is a supporting organization of the Transparency Initiative at the

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In addition to the American Values Survey, PRRI also conducts monthly surveys on a wide variety of issues. Most prominently, the PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey is a bimonthly national survey conducted in partnership with Religion News Service. The PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey tracks American attitudes on timely issues that feature prominently in the news, ranging from climate change and evolution to politicians’ sexual and financial misconduct.

Since its founding in 2009, PRRI has conducted a wide range of surveys, tracking American public opinion more broadly, while also focusing on influential groups in society, like white evangelical Protestants, the Tea Party movement, and Millennials (Americans age 18-29). PRRI is perhaps best known for the American Values Survey (AVS), its national, multi-issue survey on religion, values and public policy. The PRRI Research Team conducted the AVS in 2008 and 2010, and began conducting it annually in 2011.[7] The survey measures public opinion on a wide range of issues and the relationship between opinions, values, and religion. In 2008, the survey focused on the faith and political views of young adults in the 2008 presidential election. In 2010, it examined the relationship between the Tea Party and the Christian right, and what this portended for the 2010 election.[8] In 2011, the AVS survey tackled voters’ views about the Mormon faith and economic inequality, an issue that has received increased attention since the advent of the Occupy Wall Street movement.[9]

Major Research

[6].Association of Religion Data Archives and the [5]University of Connecticut at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research PRRI datasets are publicly available and are archived at the [4].Religion News Service and [3]

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