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Robert P. Jones – CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute – and his colleagues from both PRRI and the Brooking Institution – surveyed Americans’ economic values. They asked respondents about the federal government, capitalism, equal opportunity, personal responsibility and values. They examined evolving religious coalitions and how they might affect America’s economic future. In many instances, the results proved predictable. Americans worry most about the lack of jobs, the national debt, the cost of health care, and the gap between rich and poor. Democrats and minorities want to raise taxes and spend money on social programs; Republicans and Tea Party respondents do not and express a belief in traditional values. However, responses from those who long for help from Washington suggest a nationwide drift toward the left. getAbstract recommends this highly accessible, informative report to economic planners, political officeholders, futurists and those curious about contemporary America’s economic pulse.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What Americans regard as the most crucial national economic challenges,
  • Why solutions prove elusive even though people basically agree about the problems, and
  • How religious and political groups might affect America’s economic future.
 

About the Authors

Robert P. Jones, PhD, is CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, where Daniel Cox is the research director and Juhem Navarro-Rivera is a researcher. E. J. Dionne is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution where senior fellow William A. Galston holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Governance Studies Program.

 

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The Economic Values Survey
The 2013 Economic Values Survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Brookings Institution measures Americans’ beliefs and attitudes about their national government in terms of economic values, particularly whether the government encourages...

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