Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat
People in many countries around the world, particularly in Latin America and Africa, list climate change as a top worry. Americans, Europeans and Middle Easterners, however, most frequently cite ISIS as their top threat.
A Global Middle Class Is More Promise than Reality
The first decade of this century witnessed an historic reduction in global poverty and a near doubling of the number of people who could be considered middle income. But the emergence of a truly global middle class is still far from fruition.
Is It Necessary to Reimburse Cellphone Respondents?
Respondents who take a Pew Research Center survey on a cellphone are currently offered reimbursement for their cellphone minutes for completing the survey. But is it still necessary in the age of unlimited talk and text?
Methodology: As Greeks head to the polls, the Twitter conversation differs by language
This analysis of the Twitter discussions surrounding the 2015 Greek referendum employed media research methods that combined Pew Research’s content analysis rules with computer coding software developed by Crimson Hexagon.
Americans, Politics and Science Issues
The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor when it comes to biomedical, food safety and space issues.
Gay Marriage Around the World
A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. Nearly two dozen countries currently have national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not.
Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015
The share of all adults who use the internet rose from 52% in 2000 to 84% today. For the young, highly educated, and affluent, internet access is all but a given. Meanwhile, adoption among lower-access groups has steadily risen, but digital gaps remain.
America’s Global Image
Ratings for the U.S. remain mostly positive, with a global median of 69% expressing a favorable view. Countries also express broad support for America’s military efforts against ISIS, but are critical of the U.S. government’s use of torture after 9/11.
Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative
As the June 30 deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approaches, our 40-nation survey finds a global median of 58% saying they have an unfavorable opinion of the Islamic Republic.
Catholics Divided Over Global Warming
A solid majority of U.S. Catholics believe that Earth is warming. But climate change is a highly politicized issue that sharply divides American Catholics, like the U.S. public as a whole, mainly along political party lines.