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 and politics. This survey investigated attitudes about the lack of civil discourse in America’s political system. Questions focused on respondents’ opinions about the tone of the 2010 election and the ability for political leaders, people in their local community, and people in their religious congregation to overcome differences in order to get things done. Questions also included whether respondents view the country as more divided over religion than in the past and more divided over politics than in the past.
- Data File
- Cases: 1,022
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
- Data Collection
- Date Collected: November 5-8, 2010
- Original Survey (Instrument)
- Public Religion Research Institute November 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 1,022 adults, 18 years of age or older in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted from November 5, 2010 to November 8, 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
- Related Publications
- The following link contains a summary of the Public Religion Research Institute’s findings of this survey:
- Notes 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.