April 18, 2012
Millennial Values Survey Release
On Thursday, April 19, the Berkley Center and the Public Religion Research Institute
released a groundbreaking survey of 18-24 year-olds on faith, values, and the 2012 election. The survey of 2,000 college-age Millennials provides new insights about the moral and religious values that animate young adults, and how these values impact their voting preferences and views on a range of issues including religious pluralism, social and economic inequality, immigration, and issues of race and gender. The survey also provides clues about what young people think about important political figures and political movements of the day.
The Millennial Values Survey is made possible through a grant from the Ford Foundation.
> Millennial Values Survey Report
Thomas Banchoff is director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and professor in the Government Department and the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. His research centers on religious and ethical issues in world politics. Most recently he is the author of Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies (Cornell University Press, 2011). He is also the editor of Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism (Oxford University Press, 2007), Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights, co-edited with Robert Wuthnow (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Dr. Robert Jones is a leading scholar in both the academic and public policy circles. He is one of six members of the national steering committee for the Religion and Politics Section at the American Academy of Religion and is an active member of the Society of Christian Ethics and the American Association of Public Opinion Research. He holds a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University and a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Daniel Cox is the director of research and co-founder of Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization specializing in research at the intersection of religion, values, and public policy. Prior to joining PRRI, Cox served as research associate at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, where he worked on the core research team for dozens of polls, including the groundbreaking Religious Landscape Survey, one of the largest public opinion surveys on religion ever conducted. Cox specializes in youth politics and religion, and his work has appeared in numerous national news and religious publications including the New York Times, ABC News, CNN, Newsweek, World Magazine, and others. He holds an M.A. in American government from Georgetown University and a B.A. in political science from Union College. He is an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research.