Pew Research Center’s 2022 National Study is part of an effort to study the opinions and experiences of all types of people and communities in the United States. As a participant of the 2022 National Study, your opinions will be heard. The results of the 2022 National Study may be used in schools to teach kids about the USA, on the news to keep people up to date, and by local groups to help your community.

This study is being conducted with partners at Westat, one of the nation’s largest and most trusted survey interviewing organizations.

If you are ready to complete the study, click here (or, go to www.NationalPewStudy.org) and enter the password provided in your letter or postcard.

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Is Pew Research Center’s 2022 National Study legitimate?

Yes! The 2022 National Study is a legitimate survey conducted by Westat on behalf of Pew Research Center.

If you want more proof, feel free to give us a call at 855-755-0332 or email us at NationalPewStudy@PewResearch.org.

Who is Pew Research Center?

We are a staff of 170 who give Americans a chance to share how they feel about what’s going on near them and across the U.S.

We listen to what people have to say about jobs, science, politics, religion, education, health and much more. We listen to people of all views and all backgrounds, from rural America to the suburbs and the cities. We share what we learn with leaders in health, education, media, government, business and more so they can make decisions.

Why should I participate?

Your answers may help tell the untold stories of you and people like you. They may be used on the news to keep people up to date, in schools to teach kids about the U.S., and by local groups to help your community.

The more people who answer the questions, the more confidence we have that we are representing the opinions of all people in the U.S. More answers and confidence also mean the information is more useful to local community leaders, students, policymakers and more.

How do I participate in the 2022 National Study?

If you were invited to participate and are ready to get started, click here, then enter the password that was on your invitation letter or postcard.

Only people who received an invitation in the mail can participate.

Why is Pew Research Center doing this survey?

Pew Research Center’s 2022 National Study is part of an effort to study the opinions and experiences of all types of people and communities in the United States. As a participant of the 2022 National Study, your opinions will be heard. The results of the 2022 National Study may be used in schools to teach kids about the USA, on the news to keep people up to date, and by local groups to help your community.

Are you going to sell me something?

No! You will never be asked to buy, subscribe to or donate to anything. And you will never be asked for any kind of payment information. We will only ask questions about your opinions and experiences.

How are you going to use my answers?

Everyone’s answers will be summarized on the Pew Research Center website at www.pewresearch.org. The information from your answers will be used by the research team to write reports that aim to tell the stories of your community. These reports will help provide a fuller picture of people living in the United States.

Are my answers secret?

Yes! Any information you provide is saved on secure computers or in locked drawers. Only a small number of members on the project team have access to your answers.

When we write about this survey, we only report information as a group (not individually). This way, no one knows which participant said what. And we will never release your name publicly, so only the project team will know who participated.

Is it safe to answer these questions online?

Yes! We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) Encryption on the web survey to secure your survey responses as your data is transferred from your browser to our secure servers.

Will I get anything if I participate?

You should have already gotten $2 with your invitation as a small thank you for your time and consideration.

What kind of questions will you ask?

Different people will get different questions. Some topics that you may be asked about include:

  • How you think the U.S. is doing today
  • Your opinions on immigration
  • Your experiences with discrimination
  • Questions about yourself

Each question is voluntary. This means that if you get started and find a question you don’t want to answer, you can skip that question and go on to the next one.

How was I selected?

Your address was randomly selected from all U.S. households using a scientific process.

Who is eligible to participate?

Only those who received an invitation letter are eligible to complete the study. If you received an invitation and are the only adult (18 years old or older) in your household, please click here to complete the study.

If two or more adults live in your household, please have the adult who will have the next birthday complete the study.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please email NationalPewStudy@PewResearch.org or call toll-free 855-755-0332 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern Time on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time on weekends.

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2022 National Study Contact Information

For questions about Pew Research Center’s 2022 National Study or if you have technical questions or difficulty accessing the survey, please email NationalPewStudy@PewResearch.org, or call toll-free 855-755-0332 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern Time on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time on weekends.


About Pew Research Center

We are a nonpartisan research organization that informs the public about the issues and trends shaping America. As a neutral source of data and analysis, Pew Research Center does not take positions on political or policy issues. All of our reports are available free of charge at www.pewresearch.org. Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.


About Westat

Westat is one of the nation’s largest and most trusted survey interviewing organizations. They are assisting Pew Research Center in conducting the 2022 National Survey.