Facing challenges, pollsters broaden experiments with new methodologies
Pew Research Center is working to broaden experiments, aimed both at dealing with the problems confronting traditional probability-based polls and taking advantage of opportunities provided by new technologies.
Religion and Electronic Media
One-in-five Americans report sharing their religious faith on social networks like Facebook and Twitter in an average week.
Why measuring the demographics of voters on Election Day is difficult
The two primary sources that provide insight into voter demographics use different methodologies, are released at different times, and often produce slightly different results.
The Party of Nonvoters
Americans who won’t be voting on Election Day are very different from likely voters: They’re younger, more racially diverse and more financially strapped.
Registered voters, likely voters, turnout rates: What does it all mean to 2014 election forecasts?
How many Americans are likely to vote, and which voters in the survey are the likely voters? Important as these questions are, there is almost no consensus among the pollsters as to how to identify each of these groups.
Who will turn out to vote in November? A look at likely voters through the lens of the Political Typology
An analysis of our eight Political Typology groups finds that those most likely to vote in the midterms are the three who are most ideological, highly politically engaged and overwhelmingly partisan.
73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.
Q/A: How Pew Research analyzed America’s polarized media consumption habits
We asked Amy Mitchell, our Director of Journalism Research, to discuss how the new report on media polarization was put together.
Political Polarization & Media Habits
When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust.
Political Polarization in Action: Insights into the 2014 Election from the American Trends Panel
While consistent conservatives and liberals are much more likely to vote than those with mixed views, the advantage at the moment goes to the right: Consistent conservatives are 15 percentage points more likely to vote this fall than consistent liberals.