The art and science of the scatterplot
This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.
Science Knowledge Quiz
Who developed the polio vaccine? Does water boil at different temperatures based on altitude? Which is the hottest of Earth’s three layers? Take our science quiz and see how you compare with Americans overall.
A Look at What the Public Knows and Does Not Know About Science
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans can answer basic questions about several scientific terms and concepts, such as the layers of the Earth and the elements needed to make nuclear energy.
The Whys and Hows of Generations Research
At the center of the Pew Research Center’s mission is a commitment to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in attitudes between demographic and political groups.
Most Millennials Resist the ‘Millennial’ Label
Just 40% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 identify with the term “Millennial.” Generational identity is strongest for Boomers, with 79% of those 51 to 69 seeing themselves as part of the “Baby Boom generation.”
Methodology: How do Americans use Twitter for news?
The methodology behind our exploratory research aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of news habits on Twitter by using a small but representative sample of Twitter users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.
Exploring Racial Bias Among Biracial and Single-Race Adults: The IAT
To overcome the obstacles of measuring racial attitudes, Pew Research Center conducted an Implicit Association Test (IAT), a technique that psychologists say measures subconscious or “hidden” bias by tracking how quickly individuals associate good and bad words with specific racial groups.
How do Americans use Twitter for news?
A look at how researchers analyzed news habits on Twitter using a small but representative sample of users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.
The challenges of polling when fewer people are available to be polled
With response rates low and heading lower, how can survey researchers have confidence in their findings? Scott Keeter, director of survey research at Pew Research Center, addresses this issue and related questions.
Are you in the global middle class? Find out with our income calculator
On a global scale, just 13% of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Where do you fit?