U.S. Politics & Policy

We provide independent opinion research about American attitudes on politics and major policy issues and study the changing U.S. electorate by measuring long-term trends in political values and public policy priorities, as well as conducting timely and topical polling on the issues of the day.

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Find an expert. For more information, contact Bridget Jameson.


 

Journalism & Media

We assess the state of news and information in a changing society, including how news is consumed, who is reporting it and how technology is shaping the information landscape. Major reports have examined political polarization and media habits, news use across social media platforms, America’s shifting statehouse press and the State of the News Media.

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Find an expert. For more information, contact Rachel Weisel.


 

Internet, Science & Tech

We analyze the social impact of digital technologies, and we study attitudes about scientific research and innovation. Our focus is on how science and technology changes affect families, communities, education, health care and medicine, civic and political life, and workers’ activities.

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Find an expert on internet and technology or science and society. For more information, contact Dana Page.


 

Religion & Public Life

We seek to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Through public opinion surveys, demographic studies and other social science research, we examine the religious composition of countries, the influence of religion on politics, the extent of government and social restrictions on religion, and views on abortion, same-sex marriage, stem cell research and many other topics. Our U.S. Religious Landscape Survey is a benchmark for understanding religion in the United States. Our Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures research analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world.

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Find an expert. For more information, contact Stefan Cornibert.


 

Hispanic Trends

We chronicle the diverse and changing lives of the U.S. Latino population and its impact on the nation. We publish demographic studies on a wide range of topics and produce an annual estimate of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Our National Survey of Latinos analyzes Latino attitudes and opinions on a range of social matters and public policy issues.

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Find an expert. For more information, contact Molly Rohal.


 

Global Attitudes & Trends

We conduct international research on an array of subjects, ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their attitudes about the current state of the world. Every year we publish dozens of reports and analyses on the rapid changes taking place around the globe and the relevant geopolitical and economic events of the day. Since 2002, we have surveyed over 450,000 people in 64 countries.

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Find an expert. For more information, contact Stefan Cornibert.


 

Social & Demographic Trends

We study behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of daily life, combining original public opinion research with economic and demographic analysis. In addition to surveying the general public, we conduct surveys of special populations, including Millennials, LGBT Americans, Asian Americans and veterans.

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Find an expert. For more information, contact Molly Rohal.


 

Research Methodology

We continue to search for ways to expand and strengthen the traditional methodologies that underlie survey research and to explore the potential of alternate methods of conducting surveys and measuring public opinion.

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Find an expert. For more information, contact Rachel Weisel.


 

Fact Tank

Fact Tank is Pew Research Center’s real-time platform dedicated to finding news in the numbers. Launched in mid-2013 to build on the center’s unique brand of data journalism, Fact Tank is written by experts who combine the rigorous research and quality storytelling for which the center is known to help readers understand the trends shaping the nation and the globe.

For more information, email Fact Tank or contact us on Twitter @FactTank.