Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

Internet & Tech Jul. 1, 2015

Americans, Politics and Science Issues

The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor when it comes to biomedical, food safety and space issues.

Internet & Tech Jun. 26, 2015

Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015

The share of all adults who use the internet rose from 52% in 2000 to 84% today. For the young, highly educated, and affluent, internet access is all but a given. Meanwhile, adoption among lower-access groups has steadily risen, but digital gaps remain.

Global Jun. 23, 2015

America’s Global Image

Ratings for the U.S. remain mostly positive, with a global median of 69% expressing a favorable view. Countries also express broad support for America’s military efforts against ISIS, but are critical of the U.S. government’s use of torture after 9/11.

Global Jun. 18, 2015

Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative

As the June 30 deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approaches, our 40-nation survey finds a global median of 58% saying they have an unfavorable opinion of the Islamic Republic.

Religion Jun. 16, 2015

Catholics Divided Over Global Warming

A solid majority of U.S. Catholics believe that Earth is warming. But climate change is a highly politicized issue that sharply divides American Catholics, like the U.S. public as a whole, mainly along political party lines.

Pew Research Center Methodology Report Jun. 11, 2015

Tips for Creating Web Surveys for Completion on a Mobile Device

With so many respondents taking Web surveys on smartphones, creating surveys with smartphone respondents in mind is critical.

Jun. 11, 2015

Multiracial in America

Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.—young, proud, tolerant and growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole.

Global Jun. 10, 2015

How NATO Publics View Ukrainian Crisis

Publics of key NATO member nations blame Russia for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but few support sending arms to Ukraine. And half of Russians see NATO as a military threat, while Ukrainians favor joining NATO.

Pew Research Center Methodology Report Jun. 10, 2015

Ukraine 2015: How We Approached Our Sample Design in Light of Insecurity in Eastern Ukraine

The uneasy ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, punctuated by almost daily fighting between separatists and government forces, posed a major challenge to the Pew Research Center as we set about conducting a new public opinion survey in that country this past spring. As always, our first priority was the safety of interviewers and respondents, who can both be at risk when it comes to face-to-face surveys in a conflict zone.

U.S. Politics Jun. 8, 2015

Record Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Public support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally continues its rapid rise: A 57% majority of Americans now favor allowing same-sex marriage, up from 42% just five years ago.