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

Internet & Tech Jul. 15, 2009

Recession Dot Net

More than two-thirds of Americans have logged on to the internet looking for financial information. Of these “online economic users” most are looking for good deals and job opportunities. More said that what they learned on the internet made them more anxious than said they were made more confident.

U.S. Politics Jul. 15, 2009

“One Small Step” No Longer Seen as Such a Giant Leap for America

Four decades after the first American astronauts walked on the moon, that historic accomplishment has lost some prominence in the eyes of the public. Gen Y is especially spaced out.

Media & News Jul. 14, 2009

Media Won’t Quit on Palin, Jackson

With the assistance of plenty of media self-examination, two polarizing celebrities drove the news agenda.

Hispanic Jul. 13, 2009

A Profile of Puerto Ricans

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, has focused attention on the second-largest population of Hispanics living in the United States. Here’s a look at the demographics of this group.

U.S. Politics Jul. 9, 2009

Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media

A new survey of scientists and the public finds large majorities holding positive views of science. But scientists are concerned about Americans’ ignorance of scientific findings and large differences exist between the two groups’ views on evolution and global warming. Still, overwhelming percentages in both groups think that government investments in science and technology pay off in the long run.

Media & News Jul. 9, 2009

Beat It: Jackson Out of Blogosphere

Unlike the traditional press, social media moved beyond Michael Jackson last week.

U.S. Politics Jul. 9, 2009

Accurately Locating Where Wireless Respondents Live Requires More Than A Phone Number

The mobile nature of wireless phones creates a significant problem for geographic sampling.This problem is exacerbated by the fact that the wireless-only are more geographically mobile than those with landline phones.

Media & News Jul. 8, 2009

Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

While wars and political battles raged on, Jackson — driven by TV coverage — continued to lead the media agenda.

U.S. Politics Jul. 8, 2009

Wilted Green Shoots

The number of Americans hearing mostly negative economic news has been steadily rising since May, especially among independents.

U.S. Politics Jul. 8, 2009

King of Pop Remains on Top

Though Jackson was most watched, many still had time to hear plenty about Mark Sanford’s “love story.”