MethodsAugust 1, 2016

The Twilight of Landline Interviewing

By Courtney Kennedy, Kyley McGeeney and Scott Keeter Now that over 90% of U.S. adults have cellphones,1 survey researchers are considering whether it is necessary to continue dialing landline numbers in random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone polls. A new Pew Research Center study finds that, for polls already conducting a substantial share of interviews with cellphones, the answer […]

MethodsAugust 1, 2016

Moving Without Changing Your Cellphone Number: A Predicament for Pollsters

By Meredith Dost and Kyley McGeeney Each year about 36 million Americans move residences, according to the Census Bureau. And they quite often take their cellphone numbers with them. Others have not moved but bought their cellphone in a different state. The net result, according to new Pew Research Center estimates, is that 10% of […]

U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2016

For GOP Voters, a Winding Path to a Trump Nomination

Over the course of the GOP primaries, a majority of Republican voters changed their minds about who they preferred for president at least once.

GlobalJune 7, 2016

Euroskepticism Beyond Brexit

There is significant opposition in key European countries to an ever closer EU.

Pew Research CenterMarch 25, 2016

Pew Research Center at PAA

Pew Research Center Experts at #PAA2016: Follow our Experts Pew Research Center will be at this year’s Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Washington. Visit us at booth 505 to meet our experts and to learn more about our work. See below for a list of our experts who will be at the booth, […]

Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2016

Methodology

The analysis in this blog post on smartphone use is based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted June 10, 2015 through July 12, 2015 among a national sample of 2,001 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 14, 2016

Most visited Wikipedia articles by language in 2015

A Pew Research Center analysis of the most visited pages in each language in 2015 tells a story about how the various versions are used.

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ReligionMarch 5, 2015

Trends in Papal Favorability Among U.S. Catholics

Pope Francis’ favorability rating among U.S. Catholics is comparable to ratings for Pope John Paul II in the 1980s and ’90s, and has surpassed any favorability rating for Pope Benedict XVI.

Pew Research CenterDecember 11, 2014

Are We Writing Off Obama Too Soon?

By Andrew Kohut With two years to go, Barack Obama is widely seen as a failed president, responsible for his party’s losses in the mid-term Congressional elections. He still faces strong headwinds on both domestic policy and foreign affairs. The notion that the president can make a comeback with the American public may seem very […]

Pew Research CenterApril 30, 2014

Research Featured on Fact Tank

Pew Research Center’s Fact Tank blog was created in 2013 to serve as a real-time platform dedicated to finding the news in the numbers and expanding on the Center’s unique brand of data journalism. We feature insightful data related to today’s news events from our own extensive research projects and also provide a platform to […]