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. 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
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
Monica Anderson
Research Analyst
Mike Barthel
Research Associate
Cheryl Elzey
Administrative Manager
Jeffrey Gottfried
Research Associate
Paul Hitlin
Senior Researcher
Jesse Holcomb
Senior Researcher
Katerina Matsa
Research Associate
Kenneth Olmstead
Research Associate
Nancy Vogt
Research Analyst
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
Director
Amanda Lenhart
Associate Director, Research
Joanna Brenner
Web Coordinator
Cornelia Carter-Sykes
Administrative Manager
Maeve Duggan
Research Analyst
Mary Madden
Senior Researcher
Aaron Smith
Senior Researcher
Religion

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 Donoso
Research Associate
Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa
Data Manager
Cary Funk
Associate Director, Research
Claire Gecewicz
Research Assistant
Fatima Ghani
Research Analyst
Conrad Hackett
Demographer
Peter Henne
Research Associate
Michael Lipka
Editor
Jessica Martinez
Research Associate
David Masci
Senior Writer/Editor
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
Hispanic

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
Writer/Editor
Gretchen M. Livingston
Senior Researcher
Jeffrey S. Passel
Senior Demographer
Eileen Patten
Research Analyst
Global

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
Administration

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 the center’s 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.

 

 

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.