Public Religion Research Institute

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Public Religion Research Institute
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Established 2009 (2009)
CEO Robert P. Jones
Location Washington, D.C.
Address 2027 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is an American nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization that conducts public opinion polls on a variety of different topics. PRRI is a public resource for journalists, scholars, policy makers and the general public. PRRI is a member of the National Council of Public Polls and is a founding member of the Transparency Initiative at the American Association of Public Opinion Research.

PRRI partners with media outlets, think tanks, and academic institutions. Partners include The Atlantic, The Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. All PRRI data is publicly available at the PRRI website and on The Roper Center Archives at Cornell University.

Major research[edit]

In 2013, PRRI launched the American Values Atlas, an interactive online tool that provides information about religious, political and demographic composition for all 50 states and particular issues.


All PRRI surveys are based on probability sampling methods. For all national surveys, interviews are conducted in English and Spanish. Telephone surveys are conducted by professional interviewers on both cell phones and landlines.

Research areas[edit]

PRRI divides its research into ten topics.

  • Abortion & Reproductive Health
  • Climate Change & Science
  • Economy
  • Immigration
  • Law & Criminal Justice
  • LGBT
  • Politics & Elections
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Religion & Culture
  • Sports