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

Internet & TechDecember 11, 2015

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.

December 9, 2015

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.

Media & NewsDecember 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.

GlobalDecember 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. PoliticsNovember 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.

HispanicNovember 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 & TechNovember 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.

MethodsNovember 18, 2015

Advances in Telephone Survey Sampling

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

GlobalNovember 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.

MethodsNovember 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.