In this divided era of American politics, the nation turns its eyes toward an unprecedented presidential election, with two of the oldest leading candidates in history, one of whom is facing federal and state indictments. A new and extensive national survey of more than 2,500 Americans examines Americans’ attitudes about the leading presidential candidates, potential support for third party candidates, and the issues that define these partisan and cultural fault lines. The survey illuminates Americans’ concerns about the overall direction of the country, the state of the economy and inflation, public education, social connectedness, and the broader health of our democracy. Additionally, the survey highlights attitudes about abortion, gender and LGBTQ issues, immigration, foreign policy, Christian nationalism, and support for QAnon, among other issues.
On October 25, Governance Studies at Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) hosted the release of their 14th annual American Values Survey with a panel of experts who discussed the survey results and what they reveal about the priorities of Americans as they relate to the 2024 elections and beyond.
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