Pew Research expert's responses to frequently asked questions on polling and data

Pew Research Center Dec. 29, 2010

How accurate are online polls?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Dec. 29, 2010

How accurate are the statistics derived from Pew Research polls?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Dec. 21, 2010

How many people would say that they believed in God if they were able to answer with complete anonymity?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Dec. 9, 2010

What kind of response do you get to mail versus phone versus e-mail polling?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Dec. 6, 2010

Should I take polls about the 2012 election seriously two years before the election?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Oct. 19, 2010

I’m BOTH Jewish and an atheist. How would you classify me in your reports?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Oct. 12, 2010

What do other countries think about climate change?

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Pew Research Center Sep. 30, 2010

Why should we care what people think when so many are so dumb?

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Pew Research Center Sep. 27, 2010

What do you mean by “continental U.S.”?

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Pew Research Center Jul. 19, 2010

Aren’t many Millennials just being “politically correct” in answering racial questions?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.