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

Religion Nov. 3, 2015

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.

Internet & Tech Oct. 29, 2015

Technology Device Ownership: 2015

Smartphone and tablet ownership continues to rise, while the adoption of some digital devices has slowed and even declined in recent years.

Oct. 22, 2015

Self-Employed Workers and Job Creation

Self-employed Americans and the workers they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, or 30% of the national workforce. Hiring is more prevalent among self-employed Asians, whites and men.

Internet & Tech Oct. 22, 2015

Religion and Science

A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but people’s sense that they do seems to have less to do with their own religious beliefs than their perception of others’ beliefs.

Global Oct. 15, 2015

Deep Divisions in Turkey as Election Nears

Turks are split on whether their democratic system is working, and views of Erdogan are at their lowest since 2012. But they still prefer a democratic form of government over a strong leader to guide their country.

U.S. Politics Oct. 8, 2015

On Immigration Policy, Wider Partisan Divide Over Border Fence Than Path to Legal Status

As immigration emerges as a key issue in the presidential campaign, there is little common ground between Republicans and Democrats in views of several immigration policy proposals.

Internet & Tech Oct. 8, 2015

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.

Religion Oct. 7, 2015

Positive Impact of Pope Francis on Views of the Church

Pope Francis has generated goodwill toward the Catholic Church among many Americans across the political spectrum. Democrats and liberals are especially likely to say they now have a more positive view of the church.

Media & News Oct. 7, 2015

News Coverage of the Papal Visit: Narrative Made Room for the Personal, Not Just the Political

An analysis of online news content reveals that the news narrative around Pope Francis’ visit to the United States drew heavily upon the Pope and the public as sources.

Global Oct. 6, 2015

Canadians Satisfied with U.S. Relationship

Canadians have positive views of the U.S. and are generally satisfied with their relationship. But they disagree on whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, with more Canadians opposed to the project compared with Americans.