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

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.

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.

ReligionNovember 20, 2018

Where Americans Find Meaning in Life

Family is the most common source of meaning in America, but economic, religious and political divides shape where people find meaning in other aspects of life.

ScienceNovember 19, 2018

Public Perspectives on Food Risks

Majorities of Americans see at least some risk from food produced using hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or artificial ingredients; half the public says that foods with genetically modified ingredients are worse for one’s health than foods without.

Internet & TechNovember 16, 2018

Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

Despite the growing presence of algorithms in daily life, the U.S. public expresses broad concerns over the fairness and effectiveness of computer programs making important decisions.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2018

Public Expects Gridlock, Deeper Divisions With Changed Political Landscape

The public is generally positive about the outcome of last week’s midterm elections. Yet most Americans think that neither Democratic congressional leaders nor Donald Trump will be successful in getting their policies passed into law during the next two years.