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Will my personal information be shared outside of the Pew Research Center?

All the personal information you give us is kept confidential. We never sell or release any of your identifying information. Results are reported only as percentages and averages.
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How often will I be surveyed? How long will each survey be?

Panelists can expect to receive about one survey per month. Surveys will take about 15 minutes to complete, depending on the topic and your answers.
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What will my answers be used for?

The Pew Research Center will use the surveys of panel members to report on the opinions, attitudes and behaviors of the U.S. adult population on a wide range of topics. These findings are often reported in the media.
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Will I receive anything for participating in the panel?

Invited panelists receive $10 to join the panel, and cash rewards for completing each survey. The money for completing each survey can be paid either as a check by mail or as an Amazon gift card. You will be asked your payment preference after the first survey you take. If you would like to change how you receive this money, you should contact SRBI at 866-296-9644 (en Español 888-853-5436) between 9 AM and 6 PM Eastern Time or email trendspanel@srbi.com
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Can I leave the American Trends Panel at any time?

Participation in the American Trends Panel is completely voluntary. However, your participation is very important to us, as you represent thousands of Americans like yourself. Plus, we think you will enjoy the topics of the surveys and will like the experience of having your opinions heard.Participation in the American Trends Panel is completely voluntary. However, your participation is very important to us, as you represent thousands of Americans like yourself. Plus, we think you will enjoy the topics of the surveys and will like the experience of having your opinions heard.
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What if I am unable to respond to a particular survey?

Most surveys will be available for completion for several days, so we hope that you will make an effort to complete each one, even if you can?t do it when we first invite you to take it. If you do not reply to two consecutive surveys, an interviewer will call to confirm if you want to remain in the panel for future surveys.
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My friends are interested in joining the Pew Panel. Can they do so?

Unfortunately, they cannot. The American Trends Panel is only made up of members who were invited to join. Invitations only go to specific national samples of U.S. adults. This type of recruitment allows us to use the survey results to accurately represent U.S. adults.
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Who pays to conduct these surveys?

Most of the surveys are funded by the Pew Research Center as part of its ongoing research about the public’s views on important national issues. A few surveys may be conducted on behalf of other non-profit groups working with the Pew Research Center.Most of the surveys are funded by the Pew Research Center as part of its ongoing research about the public’s views on important national issues. A few surveys may be conducted on behalf of other non-profit groups working with the Pew Research Center.
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How do I change my email or contact information?

It’s easy! Just email or call us with your new information. You can call us at 866-296-9644 (en Español 888-853-5436) between 9 AM and 6 PM Eastern Time or email us at trendspanel@srbi.com. We’ll confirm that we have your new information with an email or telephone call back.
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