PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, August 2010

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The PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute to examine attitudes on breaking news and emerging issues at the intersection of religion, values and public life. This survey investigated attitudes about the proposed construction of an Islamic community center and mosque in lower Manhattan near ground zero. Questions gauged the extent to which respondents had followed the news about the proposed Islamic community center, support for its construction and whether they considered the site of the World Trade Center to be sacred ground.

Data File
Cases: 1,005
Variables: 36
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: August 20-22, 2010
Original Survey (Instrument)
Public Religion Research Institute August 2010 Questionnaire
Funded By
Public Religion Research Institute
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews were conducted in English only under the direction of Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) among a nationwide sample of 1,005 adults, 18 years of age or older in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted from August 20, 2010 to August 22, 2010. All interviews were conducted on landline telephones. The randomly sampled telephone numbers were subject to up to five 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
Daniel Cox
Related Publications
The following link contains a summary of the Public Religion Research Institute’s findings of this survey:
http://publicreligion.org/research/2010/08/islamic-center-and-mosque-in-nyc/
Notes
Note on Weighted Data: The final sample was weighted to four different parameters—age, sex, geographic region and race—to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total adult population.