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

U.S. Politics May. 28, 2015

Public Continues to Back U.S. Drone Attacks

Americans continue to support U.S. drone strikes targeting extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, despite ongoing concerns that drone attacks endanger lives of innocent civilians.

U.S. Politics May. 27, 2015

Trade Agreements Seen as Good for U.S., But Concerns Persist

Majorities across income categories say free trade deals have been a positive thing for the U.S., but there are much wider income differences in opinions about the personal impact of these agreements.

U.S. Politics May. 23, 2015

Kohut: Why Less Competition Is Hurtful to Hillary

Hillary’s strategic problem is that, absent a strong Democratic challenger to duke it out with, questions about various Hillary controversies, her age and the “Bill factor” will hang there to be resolved in the general election against a Republican candidate who has been on the road addressing his or her own image weaknesses.

U.S. Politics May. 21, 2015

Negative Views of New Congress Cross Party Lines

The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign.

May. 21, 2015

Family Support in Graying Societies

America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age range.

Internet & Tech May. 20, 2015

Americans’ Views on Privacy and Security

Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.

U.S. Politics May. 19, 2015

Early Views of the 2016 Presidential Field

The Republican field for 2016 is much more crowded than the Democratic field. But Republicans are more positive about their candidates now than at comparable points in the past two presidential campaigns.

Pew Research Center Methodology Report May. 13, 2015

From Telephone to the Web: The Challenge of Mode of Interview Effects in Public Opinion Polls

Among the most striking trends in the field of survey research in the past two decades is the shift from interviewer-administered to self-administered surveys. Fueled by the growth of the internet, self-administration as a survey mode presents a mixture of opportunities and challenges to the field.

Hispanic May. 12, 2015

For Latinos, English Proficiency on the Rise

A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently. While this share of Hispanics has been growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the past 13 years.

Religion May. 12, 2015

America’s Changing Religious Landscape

The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the share of Americans who do not identify with any organized religion is growing. These changes affect all regions in the country and many demographic groups.