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

Internet & TechFeb 12, 2015

How Different Groups Think about Scientific Issues

Different demographic groups think differently about scientific issues. For example, those more likely to think genetically modified food is unsafe include women, African-Americans and Hispanics, and those without college degrees.

GlobalFeb 12, 2015

Political Discontent in Emerging, Developing Nations

A median of 52% across 31 emerging and developing nations surveyed are dissatisfied with their political system, with Middle Easterners and Latin Americans voicing the greatest displeasure.

U.S. PoliticsFeb 10, 2015

Views of Job News Turn More Positive Over Past Year

For the first time since the end of the recession in 2009, a greater share of the public is hearing mostly good news (28%) than bad news (22%) about the job situation.

ScienceFeb 9, 2015

Large Majority Views Measles Vaccine as Safe

An 83% majority of Americans — including majorities across virtually every demographic and partisan group — say vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are safe for healthy children.

Media & NewsFeb 5, 2015

Investigative Journalists & Digital Security

Two-thirds (64%) of IRE journalists believe the U.S. government has probably collected data on their communications.

Internet & TechJan 29, 2015

Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society

Both the American public and scientists value the contributions of science, but there are large differences in how each perceives science-related issues.

Media & NewsJan 28, 2015

After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion

Following attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, U.S. public opinion of the appropriateness of the magazine’s cartoons of Prophet Muhammad show tension between free expression and religious tolerance.

U.S. PoliticsJan 22, 2015

How Americans View Government Agencies

The public continues to express positive views of many agencies of the federal government, even though overall trust in government is near historic lows.

U.S. PoliticsJan 20, 2015

Obama, in a Word

As public perceptions of Barack Obama have changed, so too have the words used to describe him. While familiar words like “good” and “incompetent” are used most frequently (as was the case in 2013) new words like “dictator” and “impressive” also have emerged.

U.S. PoliticsJan 16, 2015

Americans Support Stronger Ties with Cuba

Fully 63% of Americans approve of the Obama administration’s decision in December to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years.