Putting post-debate ‘flash polls’ into perspective
In the aftermath of presidential debates, there is intense interest in gauging “who won.” How can we know the answer to that question?
The challenges of polling when fewer people are available to be polled
With response rates low and heading lower, how can survey researchers have confidence in their findings? Scott Keeter, director of survey research at Pew Research Center, addresses this issue and related questions.
Methods can matter: Where Web surveys produce different results than phone interviews
A Pew Research Center experiment found several key areas where Web surveys produced different results than those conducted by phone.
How to access Pew Research Center survey data
Pew Research Center makes most its datasets available for download once all reporting has been completed for a given study. Here’s how to find and access our data.
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%.
Q/A: How Pew Research created the political typology
The goal of the political typology is to sort people into homogeneous groups, based on their political values and attitudes. It’s an effort to categorize people politically to help us better understand the complexities of the current political landscape.
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.