Robert P. Jones
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The 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarianism in America
Despite conventional wisdom linking the Tea Party movement with the libertarian arm of the Republican Party, a majority of libertarians (61 percent) say they do not consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement. Libertarians, who comprise seven percent of the public, also hold positions on many important economic and social issues that are distinct from the Tea Party and Republicans.
The 2013 Ohio Values Survey
The 2013 Ohio Values Survey, a follow-up survey to the 2012 Ohio Values Survey, was designed to gauge Ohio voters’ opinions on three important issue areas as they begin to look toward the 2014 mid-term elections.
Diverse, Disillusioned, and Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election
With nearly two-thirds of younger Millennials (age 18-24) registered to vote, college-age Americans are a significant voting bloc. As the second installment of a two-part study, Public Religion Research Institute’s new 2012 survey gives voice to their voting preferences and voter engagement, views of the current state of government, and perspectives on affirmative action programs.
Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America
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Set aside stereotypes about the white working class and explore the complexities of this major voting block. Public Religion Research Institute’s 2012 survey, "Beyond Guns and God," upends many liberal and conservative assumptions about the white working class' affinity with the Tea Party, religiosity, cultural values, and perspectives on the economy, while confirming some established beliefs.
A Generation in Transition: Religion, Values, and Politics among College-Age Millennials
Step into the future with Public Religion Research Institute's 2012 Millennial Values Survey. Find out what college-age Americans have to say about the most pressing issues facing the nation today and learn about the number of Millennials who are leaving their childhood religions. Here young Millennials weigh in on the country's moral, social, and economic agendas as well as the 2012 election.
Chosen for What? Jewish Values in 2012: Findings from the 2012 Jewish Values Survey
Where do American Jews stand on the political, ideological, and ethical issues facing the nation today? Public Religion Research Institute's 2012 Jewish Values Survey analyzes the American Jewish experience, focusing on Jewish identity in public life, Jewish views on inequality and the economy, and the Jewish vote in the 2012 election.
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