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

Pew Research CenterFebruary 7, 2011

To what degree does my having only a cell phone restrict my availability for surveys?

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.

ReligionJanuary 31, 2011

Isn’t your religion quiz wrong about when the Sabbath begins?

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 CenterJanuary 24, 2011

Your online news quiz says defense is the biggest item in the budget. That right?

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 CenterJanuary 18, 2011

How can I tell if an “average” is a mean or a median?

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.