Pew Research expert's responses to frequently asked questions on polling and data

Pew Research Center Mar. 24, 2010

Why does the Census ask for your age?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 22, 2010

How does the Census know its participate rate?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 22, 2010

Does Google affect the way people get their news?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 15, 2010

How are pollsters able to determine whether an American is a liberal, moderate or conservative?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 15, 2010

What does “PEW” stand for?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 11, 2010

How does the Pew Internet & American Life Project choose the topics that it researches?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 11, 2010

Isn’t the real unemployment rate much higher than you say it is in your news quiz?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 11, 2010

Are adults with only a cell phone represented in your polls?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 10, 2010

Why are there fewer bloggers these days?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.