Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Can Likely Voter Models Be Improved?
High-profile polling failures in recent elections have drawn attention to the challenges in using surveys to predict outcomes. Our study examines various methods of determining who is a likely voter.
Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring
Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.
Home Broadband 2015
The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued: It now stands at 67%, down slightly from 70% in 2013. At the same time, more Americans rely only on their smartphones for online access.
Parenting in America
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.
Views of Government’s Handling of Terrorism Fall to Post-9/11 Low
Americans’ concerns about terrorism surged and ratings of the U.S. government’s handling of it plummeted following attacks in Paris and California.
Gaming and Gamers
Americans’ attitudes toward games – and the people who play them – are complex and often uncertain.
Debates Help Fuel Strong Interest in 2016 Campaign
As candidates in both parties prepare for the next round of presidential debates, a new national survey finds that the public is highly engaged by the 2016 campaign.
Public Interest in Science and Health Linked to Gender, Age and Personality
Fully 32% of online adults say science and technology is among the topics they find most interesting; 37% say health and medicine.
The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground
After more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
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.