The Aspen Institute/Atlantic American Values Survey

This study of What Americans Believe, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland for the Aspen Ideas Festival in partnership with The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute, provides a detailed assessment of what Americans say their values are. From death to taxes, the economy to politics, family, religion, science, education, free speech, and beyond, this survey of 2,000 Americans identifies the issues that divide us and the ties that unite us as a nation.

Festival: 2012

More on this Session

Read transcript now

Watch and Listen: Society

In an industry so central to American culture — and one so publicly rocked by #MeToo — how do women in media move... See more
Based on the novel by Emily Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is... See more
The Tale probes one woman's memory as she is forced to reexamine her own experience of sexual abuse and exposes... See more
Traditional notions of masculinity emphasize strength and power and devalue attributes like vulnerability and emotional... See more
For Freedoms Town Halls are intended to drive civic engagement and dynamic dialogue through artful acts. In this... See more
Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous... See more