PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, December 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 and politics. This survey examined which holiday respondents' would be celebrating in the month of December and what type of activities (i.e., lighting advent candles, singing Christmas carols, reading the Bible) they would engage in during the holidays. The survey also asked Americans how stores and businesses should greet customers during the holidays.

Data File
Cases: 1,015
Variables: 58
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: December 9-12, 2010
Original Survey (Instrument)
Public Religion Research Institute December 2010 Questionnaire
Funded By
Public Religion Research Institute
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews were conducted in English only under the direction of Opinion Research Corporation among a nationwide sample of 1,015 adults, 18 years of age or older in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted from December 9, 2010 to December 12, 2010. All interviews were conducted on landline telephones. The randomly sampled telephone numbers were subject to up to four 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:
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.
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