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

GlobalOct 30, 2008

Xenophobia on the Continent

A growing minority of citizens in several European countries holds unfavorable opinions of Jews. Negative views of Israel, sympathy with the Palestinian cause, rising anti-Americanism, and a backlash against globalization and immigration all play a role in this trend.

U.S. PoliticsOct 30, 2008

Palin Fatigue Now Rivals Obama Fatigue

Sarah Palin’s new wardrobe caught the public’s eye but media coverage focused far more on the presidential candidates. Still, more Americans say they’ve been hearing too much about Palin than say they’ve heard too much about Obama.

U.S. PoliticsOct 30, 2008

The Element of Surprise

As recently as a month ago, this analyst and the American public itself were throwing up our hands and saying we can’t figure this one out — too many intangibles. No more.

U.S. PoliticsOct 30, 2008

Democrats Hold Party ID Edge Across Political Battleground

As shown in a series of charts, the Democratic Party now holds an advantage in several swing states, has increased its advantage in several “blue” states and cut into the GOP’s lead in some “red” states since the last presidential campaign.

HispanicOct 29, 2008

Among Florida’s Hispanics, Voter Registration Swings Democratic

Unlike in the rest of the country, the Latino vote in the Sunshine State has tended to be heavily Republican; but changing politics and demographics have produced a substantial shift in electoral rolls.

Media & NewsOct 29, 2008

The Color Of News: How Different Media Have Covered the General Election

When it comes to coverage of the campaign for president 2008, where one goes for news makes a difference, according to a new study.

U.S. PoliticsOct 29, 2008

Exit Poll Preview

In an exclusive interview, Joe Lenski, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Media Research discusses his organization’s plans for conducting exit polls on November 4, given this year’s special challenges.

U.S. PoliticsOct 28, 2008

McCain Support Continues Downward Spiral

A breakdown of voting intentions by demographic groups shows that since mid- September, McCain’s support has declined significantly across most voting blocs.

Media & NewsOct 28, 2008

Swing States Sway Campaign Media

In the final days of the race for president, seemingly nothing but the algebra of the electoral map appears to have staying power.

ReligionOct 23, 2008

The Free Exercise Clause and the Legislative and Executive Branches

Courts have long grappled with questions of religious freedom, but other government bodies also help ensure protection of this cherished liberty.