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

Pew Research CenterJuly 19, 2010

Ask the Expert (continued)

Senior research staff answers 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 CenterJune 23, 2010

Is it likely that readers will be willing to pay for news online?

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Pew Research CenterJune 23, 2010

Why won’t you pay me to answer your poll questions?

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Pew Research CenterMay 18, 2010

Do people in other counties find Americans polite?

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Pew Research CenterMay 18, 2010

Why do many of the questions on your quizzes begin with the phrase: “Do you happen to know….?”

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Pew Research CenterMay 11, 2010

Can you really gauge the sentiments of the total U.S. population with such small samples?

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Pew Research CenterApril 14, 2010

Does anyone ever click on all those online ads?

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Pew Research CenterApril 14, 2010

Is caller ID is increasing non-response rates in your surveys?

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Pew Research CenterMarch 31, 2010

Can I volunteer to be picked for a survey?

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Pew Research CenterMarch 25, 2010

How do you decide how to word your survey questions?

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