November 8th, 2011 | For more on this event, please visit:
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University

One year out from the 2012 presidential election, Public Religion Research Institute released the findings of the 2011 American Values Survey, a major new public opinion survey that provides a window into what Americans think about the state of the economy, the GOP primary field, and the Obama presidency. This major new survey, along with PRRI’s panel of experts, explored the consequences of the misgivings some key groups have toward Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, and examined the roots of unfavorable evaluations of the Obama presidency. The survey also provides new findings on attitudes about economic inequality and equal opportunity, values that animate the swell of public protests in the Occupy Wall Street movement and resonate with Americans generally, but do not strike a chord with the Tea Party movement. The American Values Survey, which is conducted by PRRI each fall, is a large, nationally representative public opinion survey of American attitudes on important issues at the intersection of religion, values, and politics.

Presenter: Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO, Public Religion Research Institute

Moderator: Thomas Banchoff, Director, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University


Jose Casanova, Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center at Georgetown University

Melissa Deckman, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science and Louis L. Goldstein Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Washington College

This event was sponsored by the Public Religion Research Institute and hosted by the Berkley Center.

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