PRRI-RNS Religion News Survey, December 2011

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The PRRI/ 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 investigated public views of the Republican primary candidates. Questions not only assessed basic favorability but also the degree to which candidates shared respondents political views or religious beliefs. Questions also included open-ended responses among self-identified Republicans about why they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of several candidates.

Data File
Cases: 1,012
Variables: 79
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: December 7-11, 2011
Original Survey (Instrument)
Public Religion Research Institute December 2011 Questionnaire
Funded By
Public Religion Research Institute
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews were conducted by professional interviewers under the direction of Social Science Research Solutions among a national sample of 1,012 adults, 18 years of age or older in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted from December 7 to December 11, 2011. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on both landline telephones and cellular telephones (N=300). The randomly sampled telephone numbers were subject to up to four different call attempts.
Sampling Procedures
The sample derived by an unrestricted random-digit dial procedure, which minimizes serial bias and includes both listed and unlisted telephone numbers. Only one interview is conducted within an individual household. The sample is fully replicated and stratified by region to increase its representativeness.
Principal Investigators
Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox
Related Publications
A summary of the Public Religion Research Institute's findings is available here.
Notes on Weighted Data
The final sample was weighted to five different parameters-age, sex, geographic region, education, and telephone usage - to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total adult population.
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