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

ScienceDecember 31, 2018

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

December 17, 2018

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

U.S. PoliticsDecember 17, 2018

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.

Internet & TechDecember 10, 2018

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.

GlobalDecember 6, 2018

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.

ScienceDecember 6, 2018

What Do Americans Think about Food Additives and GMOs?

About half think they’re unhealthy; the other half aren’t especially concerned

Media & NewsDecember 3, 2018

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.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 29, 2018

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.

Internet & TechNovember 28, 2018

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.

HispanicNovember 27, 2018

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.