Organization Overview

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 in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; science and society; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center’s work is carried out by a staff of about 140.

Position Summary

The Pew Research Center has an immediate need for a Research Associate to support its expanding global research agenda. The Research Associate will be part of the Global Attitudes research team that annually surveys public opinion in dozens of countries on topics including life satisfaction, economic conditions, domestic policy and international issues. The Research Associate assists in the design of research projects, manages data collection, performs statistical analysis, produces charts and tables and conducts background research and data fact-checks. The Research Associate also helps to write and review research reports, as well as field requests for information from the press, government officials and other audiences. The Research Associate reports to the Director, Global Attitudes Research. 

Primary Responsibilities

Project Management

Data analysis

Project design and development

Writing and Communication

Quality control


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

FLSA Status: Exempt

Application Procedure

Applicants should email a complete resume, cover letter (including where you learned of the opening), and salary expectation to

Responses can also be mailed to:

Human Resources
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

We are an equal opportunity employer.