Fact TankDecember 29, 2016

Pew Research Center’s most-read research of 2016

Pew Research Center published 125 reports and more than 400 blog posts in 2016. Here were the ones that attracted the most readers.

Fact TankMay 6, 2016

How do American mothers feel about being a mom? It depends on how old their kids are

Changing diapers and arranging play dates is a world apart from running the carpool and helping with college applications.

Fact TankMay 2, 2016

What we learned about online nonprobability polls

The advantages of these online surveys are obvious – they are fast and relatively inexpensive, and the technology for them is pervasive. But are they accurate?

Fact TankMarch 31, 2016

10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world

We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

Fact TankSeptember 24, 2014

How social media is reshaping news

Pew Research Center has gathered a lot of data over the past year on how social media networks are shaping news consumption and distribution.

Fact TankSeptember 16, 2014

10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade

For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.

Fact TankAugust 15, 2014

Chart of the Week: The hype cycle of emerging technologies

The Gartner Hype Cycle tracks emerging technologies from the “peak of inflated expectations” to the “trough of disillusionment” and beyond.

Fact TankJuly 14, 2014

5 facts about the French

Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?

Fact TankMay 14, 2014

5 key findings about student debt

A record 37% of young households had outstanding student loans in 2010 and a median student debt of $13,000.

Fact TankMay 9, 2014

5 questions (and answers) about American moms today

Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.