Pew Research expert's responses to frequently asked questions on polling and data
How Many U.S. Sikhs?
The August 5 shootings at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., left six dead and many questions about the motives behind the tragedy. News coverage of the event has focused on why the alleged gunman targeted people at the Sikh Temple and has turned attention to the Sikh community, a religious group with a […]
The Rise in Residential Segregation by Income
Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, answers questions on the Center’s study showing an increase in residential segregation by income in the nation’s largest metro areas.
YouTube as a Major Platform for News Videos
Amy Mitchell, Deputy Director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, answers questions about PEJ’s report on the emergence of YouTube as a major platform for viewing news.
Young People and Political Engagement
The Pew Research’s Center’s Paul Taylor answers questions about young people’s involvement in politics.
D’Vera Cohn Answers Questions About the “Rise of Asian Americans” Report
How the Pew Research Center Conducts Its Surveys Abroad
James Bell, Director of International Survey Research for the Pew Research Center, explains the methodology used by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project to assure the quality and accuracy of surveys conducted abroad.
Classifying Race and Ethnicity
Why do you use the categories “non-Hispanic Whites” and “non-Hispanic Blacks”?
Ask the Expert: Classifying Race and Ethnicity
Question: Your surveys often show results based on “non-Hispanic whites” and “non-Hispanic blacks”. Why aren’t Hispanics counted in these categories?
The Forces at Work in the 2012 Elections
Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, answers questions about the 2012 presidential campaign so far and some of the trends that will shape this year’s congressional elections.
Public Opinion About the U.S. and China
Richard Wike, Associate Director of the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, answers questions about public opinion at home and abroad regarding China and the United States.