Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The center’s president is Alan Murray. See leadership and staff.

The center’s work is carried out through seven research projects and a core administrative unit:

U.S. Politics

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Our flagship project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Formerly, the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (1990-1995), the Center has been sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 1996. Major reports examine long-term trends in political values, U.S. views on policy issues and priorities and political knowledge and news interest.

Carroll Doherty
Director of Political Research
Scott Keeter
Director of Survey Research
Jocelyn Kiley
Associate Director, Research
Meredith Dost
Research Assistant
Danielle Gewurz
Research Analyst
Jeffrey Gottfried
Research Associate
Seth Motel
Research Analyst
Samantha Smith
Research Assistant
Rob Suls
Research Associate
Alec Tyson
Senior Researcher
Media & News

Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project

The Journalism Project assesses the state of news and information in a changing society through its annual State of the News Media report and other special reports. Major reports examine news coverage, economic models for news and audience trends.

Amy Mitchell
Director of Journalism Research
Mark Jurkowitz
Associate Director
Monica Anderson
Cheryl Elzey
Administrative Manager
Jodi Enda
Senior Writer/Editor
Paul Hitlin
Senior Researcher
Jesse Holcomb
Senior Researcher
Katerina Matsa
Research Analyst
Kenneth Olmstead
Research Associate
Nancy Vogt
Internet & Tech

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

Pew Internet conducts original research that explores the growth of the internet and its impact on children, families, communities, the workplace, schools, health care and civic/political life. Major reports have examined teens and technology, health online and libraries in a digital age.

Lee Rainie
Susannah Fox
Associate Director, Editorial
Amanda Lenhart
Associate Director, Research
Kristen Purcell
Associate Director, Research
Joanna Brenner
Web Coordinator
Cornelia Carter-Sykes
Administrative Manager
Maeve Duggan
Research Assistant
Mary Madden
Senior Researcher
Aaron Smith
Senior Researcher
Kathryn Zickuhr
Research Associate

Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project

The Religion & Public Life Project delivers information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.

Alan Cooperman
Director of Religion Research
Sandra Stencel
Associate Director, Editorial
James Bell
Director of International Survey Research
Phillip Connor
Research Associate
Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa
Data Manager
Cary Funk
Associate Director, Research
Fatima Ghani
Research Assistant
Conrad Hackett
Peter Henne
Research Associate
Michael Lipka
Assistant Editor
Jessica Martinez
Research Associate
David Masci
Senior Researcher
Besheer Mohamed
Research Associate
Carla Ritz
Executive Assistant
Neha Sahgal
Senior Researcher
Aleksandra Sandstrom
Copy Editor 
Elizabeth Sciupac
Research Analyst
Anne Shi
Research Associate
Bethany Smith
Administrative Coordinator
Greg Smith
Associate Director, Research
Angelina Theodorou
Research Assistant
Tim Townsend
Senior Writer/Editor

Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project

The Hispanic Trends Project seeks to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation.

Mark Hugo Lopez
Director of Hispanic Research
Rakesh Kochhar
Associate Director, Research
Anna Brown
Research Assistant
Richard Fry
Senior Research Associate
Ana Gonzalez-Barrera
Research Associate
Jens Manuel Krogstad
Gretchen M. Livingston
Senior Researcher
Jeffrey S. Passel
Senior Demographer
Eileen Patten
Research Analyst
Mary Seaborn
Administrative Manager

Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project

Pew Global Attitudes examines international public opinion on a broad range of issues, from people’s assessments of their own lives to views about the current state of the world.

Andrew Kohut
Founding Director
Richard Wike
Director of Global Attitudes Research
Jim Bell
Director of International Survey Research
Bruce Stokes
Director of Global Economic Attitudes
Jill Carle
Research Associate
Danielle Cuddington
Research Assistant
Kat Devlin
Research Assistant
Jacob Poushter
Research Associate
Katie Simmons
Senior Researcher

Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends

Pew Social & Demographic Trends studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their daily lives, using original survey research and analysis of government data. Major reports have examined the racial wealth gap, the Millennial Generation and marriage & family trends.

Kim Parker
Director of Social Trends Research
Juliana Menasce Horowitz
Associate Director, Research
Anna Brown
Research Assistant
D’Vera Cohn
Senior Writer
Gretchen M. Livingston
Senior Researcher
Rich Morin
Senior Editor
Eileen Patten
Research Analyst
Wendy Wang
Research Associate

Pew Research Center Administration & Publishing

The Pew Research Center’s core department provides centralized services in the areas of human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, facilities/office services, communications, as well as liaising with outside legal counsel. In addition to these basic services, core staff also create new Pew Research Center publications, maintain a Pew Research Center portal website (, oversee Center-wide research projects, carry out short-term research projects, and help to incubate new long-term projects. The department supports approximately 130 employees.

Alan Murray
Paul Taylor
Executive Vice President
Elizabeth Mueller Gross
Vice President
Claudia Deane
Director, Research Practices
Vidya Krishnamurthy
Communications Director
Chris Marganian
Director of Information Technology
Erin O’Connell
Advisor to the President, External Affairs
Michael Piccorossi
Director of Digital Strategy
Irene Timm
Human Resources Director
Nikolas Wissmann
Director of Financial Administration
Ben Aderson
Director of Legal Affairs
Meseret Alemseged
IT User Support Specialist
Andrea Caumont
Editorial Web Producer
Drew DeSilver
Senior Writer
Bruce Drake
Senior Editor
George Gao
Digital Editorial Assistant
Sara Goo
Senior Digital Editor
Johnathan Hege
Senior Data Architect
Russell Heimlich
Web Developer
Brenda Hiler
Office Services Assistant
Michael Keegan
Graphics Director
Jon Keplinger
Senior Accountant
Caroline Klibanoff
Communications Assistant
Kyley McGeeney
Research Methodologist
Sharon Moore
Executive Assistant to the President
Kate Musica
Manager, Financial Administration & Board Relations
Adam Nekola
Web Developer
Russ Oates
Communications Manager
Dana Page
Communications Manager
Sae Park
Katherine Ritchey
Communications Manager
Stacy Rosenberg
Digital Project Manager
Molly Rohal
Communications Associate
Jessica Schillinger
Information Graphics Designer
Barbara Schuler
Benefits Administrator
Steve Schwarzer
Visiting Research Methodologist
Michael J. Suh
Web Production Coordinator
Dan Trerotola
Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist
John Wade
Office Services Manager
Tobi Walker
Executive Advisor to the President
Bill Webster
Information Graphics Designer
Rachel Weisel
Communications Associate
Ben Wormald
Temporary Web Production Assistant
Diana Yoo
Art Director

Pew Research is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. All of its reports and datasets are made freely available in order to inform the public, the press and policymakers. Financial information is available upon request to Nikolas Wissmann, Director of Financial Administration.