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Public Religion Research Institute
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Established2009; 14 years ago (2009)
CEORobert P. Jones
Address1023 15TH ST NW, 9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is an American nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization that conducts public opinion polls on a variety of topics, specializing in the quantitative and qualitative study of political issues as they relate to religious values. [1] Studies and data produced by the PRRI have been used in a variety of peer-reviewed scholarly analyses of religion and American culture, including studies on economic inequality and questions of redistribution, [2] attitudes toward immigration, [3] attitudes toward climate change, [4] and religious attitudes toward social prejudice. [5]

Major research

In 2014, 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. [6] [7]

Robert P. Jones

Robert P. Jones is the founder and CEO of PRRI. [8] He previously served as assistant professor of Religious Studies at Missouri State University. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University and a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of The End of White Christian America (2016), [9] which won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Jones is also the author of the 2020 book White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, in which he reveals that his distant relative who died in 1818 owned three slaves. [10]


  1. ^ Rubin, Jennifer (August 3, 2020). "How White Supremacy Infected Christianity and the Republican Party". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Angela Farizo; Davis, Nicholas T.; Garland, James C.; et al. (January 14, 2016). "Religion and Attitudes toward Redistributive Policies among Americans". Political Research Quarterly. 69: 121–133. doi: 10.1177/1065912915623868. S2CID  156210431.
  3. ^ Rowatt, Wade; Al-Kire, Rosemary; Alwood, Hilary; Leman, Joseph (2020). "Attitudes Toward Separating Immigrant Families at the United States–Mexico Border". Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 20: 118–142. doi: 10.1111/asap.12198. S2CID  214276211.
  4. ^ Syropoulos, Markowitz, Stylianous, Ezra (January 2021). "Perceived responsibility towards future generations and environmental concern: Convergent evidence across multiple outcomes in a large, nationally representative sample". Journal of Environmental Psychology. 76: 101651. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2021.101651. S2CID  237701312. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  5. ^ Flaskerud, Jacquelyn (March 7, 2013). "Promoting a Culture of Tolerance". Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 32 (9): 605–607. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2010.546495. PMID  21859412. S2CID  26111100. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  6. ^ Robert P. Jones (February 18, 2019). "America's Changing Religious Landscape". The Religious Studies Project (Interview). Interviewed by Benjamin P. Marcus. Retrieved July 29, 2020. ... findings from PRRI's national surveys on religion and public life, many of which are represented in the American Values Atlas.
  7. ^ "About the American Values Atlas". Public Religion Research Institute. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  8. ^ Jones, Robert P. (July 28, 2020). "White Christian America Needs a Moral Awakening". The Atlantic. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Jones, Robert P. (July 12, 2016). The End of White Christian America. Simon & Schuster. ISBN  9781501122293.
  10. ^ Jones, Robert P. (July 28, 2020). White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Simon & Schuster. ISBN  9781982122881. pp. 217-218.