Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.
We generate a foundation of facts that enriches the public dialogue and supports sound decision-making. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonadvocacy. We value independence, objectivity, accuracy, rigor, humility, transparency and innovation. Read more
We study a wide range of topics including U.S. politics and policy; journalism and media; internet and technology; science and society; race and ethnicity; religion and public life; global attitudes and trends; and U.S. social and demographic trends.
We are led by Michael Dimock and have a staff of more than 160 people and 11 research teams. Our experts combine the observational and storytelling skills of journalists with the analytical rigor of social scientists. Pew Research Center is stewarded by a nine-member volunteer board.
Because Pew Research Center aims to inform policymakers and the public by holding a mirror to society, it is important to us to reflect our society’s many voices, backgrounds and perspectives. Being inclusive, diverse and equitable is foundational to the Center’s mission and is integral to how we, at the Center, achieve excellence. View staff demographics.
We are a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, our primary funder. We partner strategically with philanthropists and institutional funders who share our commitment to impartial research and data that drive discussion. Read more about our funding. Learn more about supporting Pew Research Center and making a contribution on the Center’s behalf.
In February 2019, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Pew Research Center created Living Facts, a place that brings facts about Americans to life – who we are, how we live and what we do.
We originated in a research project created in 1990 called the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press. In 2004, The Pew Charitable Trusts established the Pew Research Center as a subsidiary to house its information initiatives. Read more