Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Debates Help Fuel Strong Interest in 2016 Campaign
As candidates in both parties prepare for the next round of presidential debates, a new national survey finds that the public is highly engaged by the 2016 campaign.
Public Interest in Science and Health Linked to Gender, Age and Personality
Fully 32% of online adults say science and technology is among the topics they find most interesting; 37% say health and medicine.
The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground
After more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized
There are more niche news outlet reporters than daily newspaper reporters on Capitol Hill. In the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered niche reporters by more than two-to-one.
Wide Ideological Divides in Venezuela
As elections near, Venezuelans are down on President Nicolás Maduro and on Hugo Chávez’s legacy, but wide ideological splits point to a nation divided. Overall, most are dissatisfied with the direction of the country.
How Americans View Their Government
Americans are deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders. Yet at the same time, they rate the government positively in many areas.
More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.
Between 2009 and 2014, about 140,000 more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here, citing family reunification as the main reason for leaving.
Searching for Work in the Digital Era
The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.
Advances in Telephone Survey Sampling
Telephone surveys face numerous challenges, but some positive developments have emerged, principally with respect to sampling.
Global Support for Free Expression
There is global support for free expression, including free speech, free press and freedom on the internet. Americans, along with Latin Americans and Europeans, stand out in their opposition to government censorship.