fact sheet | Sep 20, 2022
Social Media and News Fact Sheet

Digital news has become an important part of Americans’ news media diets, with social media playing a crucial role in news consumption. Today, half of U.S. adults get news at least sometimes from social media. When it comes to where Americans regularly get news on social media, Facebook outpaces all other social media sites.

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Report | Aug 11, 2022
Partisanship Colors Views of COVID-19 Handling Across Advanced Economies

A median of 68% across 19 countries think their country has done a good job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, with majorities saying this in every country surveyed except Japan. However, most also believe the pandemic has created greater divisions in their societies and exposed weaknesses in their political systems – and these view are especially common in the U.S.


Russia & Europe

Short Read | Jul 26, 2022
How exactly do countries join the EU?

Here are answers to some common questions about the EU, how countries can join it, how long each step typically takes and more.

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Economy & Work

Report | Jul 13, 2022
Biden’s Job Rating Slumps as Public’s View of Economy Turns More Negative

Joe Biden’s political standing is at the lowest point of his presidency. Yet Biden is hardly the only focal point of the public’s political discontent: Americans express unfavorable views of both major parties and a range of leading Republican and Democratic political figures, including Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump.


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Race & Ethnicity

Short Read | Sep 15, 2022
Who is Hispanic?

The 2020 census used a new approach to identify who is Hispanic and has provided fresh details about how Hispanics view their racial identity.

Data Essay | Aug 2, 2022
What It Means To Be Asian in America

In a new analysis based on dozens of focus groups, Asian American participants described the challenges of navigating their own identity in a nation where the label “Asian” brings expectations about their origins, behavior and physical self. Read on to see, in their own words, what it means to be Asian in America.

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“A record 23 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries … and the U.S. Asian population is projected to reach 46 million by 2060.”

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Feature | May 12, 2017
Methods 101: Random Sampling

The first video in Pew Research Center’s Methods 101 series helps explain random sampling – a concept that lies at the heart of all probability-based survey research – and why it’s important.

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