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

Pew Research CenterMay 11, 2011

Ask the Expert (cont’d)

Senior research staff answers 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 CenterApril 12, 2011

Are views of marriage affected by the type of family people grew up in?

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 CenterApril 5, 2011

How big a proportion of the American public is the Tea Party?

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 CenterMarch 28, 2011

Do people lie to pollsters about their physical characteristics?

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 CenterMarch 21, 2011

Do people worry about marriage becoming obsolete?

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 CenterMarch 7, 2011

How do you decide what to ask 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 CenterMarch 2, 2011

If there are now fewer unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. where did they go?

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 CenterFebruary 23, 2011

Why don’t you call old people “seniors?”

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 CenterFebruary 23, 2011

Does the Census double count “snowbirds”?

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.

ReligionFebruary 16, 2011

How many Christians are there in Egypt?

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.