Fact TankNovember 24, 2014

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.

ReligionNovember 6, 2014

Religion and Electronic Media

One-in-five Americans report sharing their religious faith on social networks like Facebook and Twitter in an average week.

HispanicNovember 4, 2014

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.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 31, 2014

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.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 29, 2014

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.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 23, 2014

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.

Internet & TechOctober 22, 2014

Online Harassment

73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.

Media & NewsOctober 21, 2014

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.

Media & NewsOctober 21, 2014

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.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 17, 2014

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.