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

Media & News Dec. 3, 2015

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.

Global Dec. 3, 2015

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.

U.S. Politics Nov. 23, 2015

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.

Hispanic Nov. 19, 2015

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.

Internet & Tech Nov. 19, 2015

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.

Methods Methodology Report Nov. 18, 2015

Advances in Telephone Survey Sampling

Telephone surveys face numerous challenges, but some positive developments have emerged, principally with respect to sampling.

Global Nov. 18, 2015

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.

Methods Methodology Report Nov. 12, 2015

The Unique Challenges of Surveying U.S. Latinos

Surveying Hispanics is complicated for many reasons – language barriers, sampling issues and cultural differences – that are the subject of a growing field of inquiry.

Internet & Tech Nov. 10, 2015

Apps Permissions in the Google Play Store

Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.

Methodology Report Nov. 6, 2015

Who Is Multiracial? Depends on How You Ask

Racial identity is far from a straightforward concept, and when multiple strands of identity come together this has the potential to increase the complexity.