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

ScienceMarch 21, 2018

The Science People See on Social Media

Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but ‘news you can use’ posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 20, 2018

Wide Gender Gap, Growing Educational Divide in Voters’ Party Identification

While partisanship among voters usually does not change much on a yearly basis, some differences have widened over time, especially by educational attainment, gender and age.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 15, 2018

Public Confidence in Mueller’s Investigation Remains Steady

The public continues to express at least some confidence that Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.

ReligionMarch 6, 2018

Pope Francis Still Highly Regarded in U.S., but Signs of Disenchantment Emerge

American Catholics continue to have a favorable opinion of Francis. Yet there are signs of growing disenchantment with the Argentine pontiff, particularly among Catholic Republicans.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 1, 2018

The Generation Gap in American Politics

Generational differences have long been a factor in U.S. politics. These divisions are now as wide as they have been in decades, with the potential to shape politics well into the future.

Internet & TechMarch 1, 2018

Social Media Use in 2018

Facebook and YouTube dominate the social media landscape. But younger Americans, especially those ages 18 to 24, stand out in using a variety of platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

GlobalFebruary 28, 2018

Americans Say U.S.-German Relations Are in Good Shape, but Germans Disagree

Americans and Germans also have different views on which element of their countries’ relationship is most important: economy, defense or shared democratic values.

MethodsFebruary 15, 2018

Commercial Voter Files and the Study of U.S. Politics

A new analysis demystifies voter files, the widely-used and comprehensive digital databases used to better understand the U.S. electorate.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 14, 2018

Majorities Express Favorable Opinions of Several Federal Agencies, Including the FBI

While positive opinions of the FBI among Republicans have slipped since early last year, two-thirds of Americans – including a majority of Republicans – view the bureau favorably.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 30, 2018

Majorities Say Government Does Too Little for Older People, the Poor and the Middle Class

Majorities of Americans say the federal government does not provide enough help for older people (65%), poor people (62%) and the middle class (61%). By contrast, nearly two-thirds (64%) say the government provides too much help for wealthy people.