Fact TankNovember 9, 2016

Why 2016 election polls missed their mark

There is a great deal of speculation but no clear answers as to the cause of the disconnect, but there is one point of agreement: Across the board, polls underestimated Trump’s level of support.

Fact TankJanuary 5, 2016

Pew Research Center will call 75% cellphones for surveys in 2016

We’re making this change to ensure our survey samples properly represent the now roughly half (47%) of U.S. adults who only have a cellphone.

Fact TankApril 2, 2015

What we learned about surveying with mobile apps

No research has compared app-based surveys with polls administered via Web browsers. Our new, experimental work compares the results of these two modes.

Fact TankJanuary 7, 2015

Pew Research will call more cellphones in 2015

An estimated 46.5% of U.S. adults are cell-only today. To keep pace with this trend, the Pew Research Center will increase the percentage of respondents interviewed on cellphones in its typical national telephone surveys to 65%.

Fact TankJanuary 15, 2014

Pew Research increases share of interviews conducted by cellphone

In the coming months, 60% of interviews in our national polls will be conducted via cellphones and 40% on landline phones.