PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Poll, August 2011

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The Religion & Politics Tracking Poll was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute to examine attitudes on breaking news and emerging issues at the intersection of religion and politics. This survey examined public attitudes toward gay and lesbian people and knowledge about and views of transgender people. Questions also explored the degree to which Americans’ opinions about gay and lesbian people differed from views about transgender individuals.

Data File
Cases: 1,006
Variables: 52
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: August 11-14, 2011
Original Survey (Instrument)
PRRI Religion and Politics Tracking Survey Aug-Sep 2011 Combined
Funded By
Public Religion Research Institute
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews were conducted in English only, under the direction of Opinion Research Corporation among a national sample of 1,006 adults, 18 years of age or older in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted from August 11, 2011 to August 14, 2011. All interviews were conducted on landline telephones. The randomly sampled telephone numbers were subject to up to four different call attempts.
Sampling Procedures
The sample was derived by an unrestricted random-digit dial procedure, which minimizes serial bias and includes both listed and unlisted telephone numbers. Only one interview was conducted within an individual household. The sample was fully replicated and stratified by region to increase its representativeness.
Principal Investigators
Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox
Related Publications
The following link contains a summary of the Public Religion Research Institute’s findings of this survey: here.
Notes on Weighted Data
The final sample was weighted to five different parameters—age, sex, geographic region, education, and race—to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total adult population.

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