Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
The Year in Science—and What Americans Thought about It
Pew polls reveal a public divided on climate, supportive of NASA and wary of AI and genetic engineering
Gender and Jobs in Online Image Searches
Men are overrepresented in online image search results across a majority of jobs examined; women appear lower than men in such search results for many jobs
Most Voters Have Positive Views of Their Midterm Voting Experiences
Voters approached the 2018 midterm elections with some trepidation about the voting process and many had concerns that U.S. election systems may be hacked. After the election, however, most say it was “very easy” to vote and confidence in election security has increased.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans
Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will.
Image of Putin, Russia Suffers Internationally
People around the world broadly think Russia plays a more important role in international affairs than it did a decade ago. But increased stature does not mean being better liked.
What Do Americans Think about Food Additives and GMOs?
About half think they’re unhealthy; the other half aren’t especially concerned
Americans Still Prefer Watching to Reading the News - and Mostly Still Through Television
Three-quarters of Americans who prefer watching the news opt for TV, but since 2016, slightly more watchers name the internet as their platform of choice.
Conflicting Partisan Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy
The public’s leading long-range foreign policy goals for the United States are focused on security, including economic security.
Teens' Social Media Habits and Experiences
Teens credit social media for helping to build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world, but they express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure.
U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade
There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.