Position Paper 

Position Paper
In this assignment, you will use web-based data and reports to document an example of social injustice and inequality
Guidelines:
Findings presented by The Public Religion Research Institute represent a random sample of Americans who were respondents in the PRRI American Values Survey.
https://www.prri.org/research-home/
Choose one of the major topics, click on “Read the Analyses,” and report findings presented in the PRRI website. Choose at least two of the major findings reported in the Analyses to include in your Analysis and Discussion.
(1)  Write a 4-6 page double spaced paper that presents two major findings about your chosen topic with an explanation of their significance using 8 reliable and reputable sources (You may use some news outlets that present information in an unbiased way such as NPR or a research organization that does independent analysis, but avoid media outlets with an obvious partisan slant such as Fox News on the one hand, or MSNBC on the other;.
Five of your sources should be from the class or from peer reviewed articles outside of class that you have identified using a library search). The details are up to you, but you should demonstrate a good understanding of how to situate the findings in relation to broader themes from literature in the course, or to do the additional research necessary while relying on reputable sources. Write using third person (he, she, it, they) rather than first person (I, me, we). Third person suggests objectivity rather than personal views or opinion.
(2) Organize your paper using the general format of:
I Introduction
II Body/Narrative
III Summary/Conclusion
(3) In the Summary/Conclusion of your paper include a paragraph on the lessons learned from class and external material, in particular, by addressing how your analysis explains at least in some way the relationship between American values and the respondents’ attitudes about social issues.
(4) Use APA in-text citation formatting when referencing assigned material and include a list of sources in APA citation formatting at the end of the paper. Please see APA Style Guide links provided under the Module called “Course Resources”. There you will find links to material on how to format in-text citations and references, how to avoid plagiarism, and other guidelines for ensuring your paper is formatted correctly.
(5) Edit and submit to spell-check.