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.

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.

November 6, 2015

Who Is Multiracial? Depends on How You Ask

Racial identity is far from a straightforward concept, and when multiple strands of identity come together this has the potential to increase the complexity.

HispanicSeptember 28, 2015

Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to the U.S.

The nation’s foreign-born population has swelled from 10 million in 1965 to a record 45 million in 2015. By 2065, the U.S. will have a projected 78 million immigrants.

MethodsSeptember 22, 2015

Who’s left out in a Web-only survey and how it affects results

We surveyed non-Web panel members by mail and assessed how much, if at all, their non-participation would affect the outcome in a poll conducted exclusively online.

MethodsSeptember 22, 2015

Coverage Error in Internet Surveys

With 89% of U.S. adults online, survey research is rapidly moving to the Web. But 89% is not 100%, and surveys that include only those who use the internet run the risk of producing biased results.

MethodsSeptember 22, 2015

The many ways to measure economic inequality

Just what is “economic inequality”? Depends on whom you ask.

Internet & TechSeptember 16, 2015

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.

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ScienceSeptember 10, 2015

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.

Internet & TechSeptember 10, 2015

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.