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

Media & NewsFebruary 25, 2016

Seven-in-Ten Reddit Users Get News on the Site

Presidential candidates were mentioned in over 350,000 comments in May, June and September 2015, with a high level of early interest in Bernie Sanders

Pew Research CenterFebruary 24, 2016

Data Quality Deserves an Honest Discussion

While the possibility of falsified data is an important consideration in survey research, a new tool to detect it fails to perform as advertised.

MethodsFebruary 23, 2016

Evaluating a New Proposal for Detecting Data Falsification in Surveys

The claim by Kuriakose and Robbins (2015) that there is widespread falsification in international surveys is clearly concerning. However, an extensive investigation conducted by Pew Research Center finds the claim is not well supported.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 22, 2016

More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone

As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc. continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 22, 2016

Global Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage

While people in advanced economies are still more likely to own a smartphone and use the internet, those in the emerging world are closing these digital divides.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 18, 2016

Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older are Living Alone

After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 11, 2016

15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps

The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the past two years, while usage among 55- to 64-year-olds has doubled.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 4, 2016

Most Americans Say Government Doesn’t Do Enough to Help Middle Class

As Americans begin casting the first ballots in the 2016 presidential election, neither political party is widely viewed as supportive of the middle class in this country.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 4, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Campaign – a News Event That’s Hard to Miss

About nine-in-ten Americans learn about the election in a given week. But they are divided on what type of news source – from television to digital to radio to print – they find most helpful.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 3, 2016

Republicans Prefer Blunt Talk About Islamic Extremism, Democrats Favor Caution

Half of Americans say the next president should be careful not to criticize Islam as a whole when speaking about Islamic extremists, while four-in-ten want the next president to speak bluntly about Islamic extremists even if the statements are critical of Islam as a whole.