Internet & TechJanuary 4, 2018

Crossing the Line: What Counts as Online Harassment?

Americans agree that certain behaviors – like direct personal threats – constitute online harassment. But they are more divided on others, such as sending unkind messages or publicly sharing a private conversation.

Internet & TechDecember 1, 2017

First-time internet users: Who they are and what they do when they get online

Having access to the internet did not lead to more online exploration for some new internet users, and some had difficulties with the tablets.

September 27, 2017

Many poll respondents guess wrong on their interviewer’s race or ethnicity

Establishing the interviewer’s perceived race or ethnicity is essential to understanding how it might affect the respondent’s answers to survey questions.

MethodsAugust 16, 2017

How Pew Research Center surveyed 1,000 U.S. Muslims

In a short video, Pew Research Center researchers explain how they produced the Center’s wide-ranging new survey of 1,001 American Muslims.

MethodsAugust 4, 2017

Personal finance questions elicit slightly different answers in phone surveys than online

People polled by telephone are slightly less likely than those interviewed online to say their personal finances are in “poor shape.”

Internet & TechJuly 11, 2017

Online Harassment 2017

Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem.

Media & NewsJune 20, 2017

Few mode effects found when Americans are asked about their news consumption habits

A new analysis sheds light on concerns raised among pollsters that the medium by which a survey question is asked – its mode – can affect responses.

Pew Research CenterJune 16, 2017

Q&A: Pew Research Center’s president on key issues in U.S. polling

Read a Q&A with Michael Dimock, president of Pew Research Center, on recent developments in public opinion polling and what lies ahead.

MethodsMay 15, 2017

What Low Response Rates Mean for Telephone Surveys

Telephone polls still provide accurate data on a wide range of social, demographic and political variables, but some weaknesses persist.

MethodsMay 12, 2017

How can a survey of 1,000 people tell you what the whole U.S. thinks?

The first video in our “Methods 101” series is about random sampling, a concept that undergirds all probability-based survey research. Here’s how it works.