Pew Research Center aims to inform decision-makers and the public by holding a mirror to society and ensuring that all voices are heard. Being an inclusive, diverse and equitable organization is foundational to our mission and to the effectiveness of our work. We advance these goals through staff-led strategic initiatives, leadership development, and fair and objective management that holds us all accountable for both what we achieve (the work) and how we achieve it (our behaviors). As part of our commitment, we publicly share our staff demographics.

Overview

As of June 30, 2020, (the end of fiscal year 2020) Pew Research Center had 173 staff members. We added 43 new staff during the year and said goodbye to 29 of our colleagues. The average tenure of our employees is 5.7 years. The Pew Charitable Trusts, our parent organization, had 913 employees as of June 30, 2020. We record and report our staff demographics separately, and the information that follows reflects only the staff of Pew Research Center. 

Staff composition by race and ethnicity

All Staff
White72%
Black7%
Hispanic9%
Asian11%
Two or more races**2%
Managers
White 86%
Black5%
Hispanic5%
Asian5%
Two or more races**0%
Individual Contributors
White67%
Black8%
Hispanic10%
Asian13%
Two or more races**2%

** Two or more races (not Hispanic)

Staff composition by gender

All Staff
Men43%
Women57%
Nonbinary/Gender-nonconforming1%
Managers
Men55%
Women45%
Individual Contributors
Men39%
Women61%
Nonbinary/Gender-nonconforming1%

Staff composition by generation

All Staff
Generation Z5%
Millennial62%
Generation X24%
Baby Boomer10%
Managers
Generation Z0%
Millennial24%
Generation X55%
Baby Boomer21%
Individual Contributors
Generation Z6%
Millennial74%
Generation X14%
Baby Boomer6%

Note: Totals in some tables exceed 100% due to rounding.