The Pew Hispanic Center's recent report finding that most Hispanics don't embrace the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" drew comments from hundreds of people and was the subject of scores of newspaper and website articles. The Center has invited journalists, scholars and civic leaders to weigh in with commentaries, and the public to share their views on Facebook.
In their new book, "Networked," Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction.
What started out as a European debt crisis has now become a full-blown crisis of public confidence in the European economy, membership in the European Union, the euro and the free market system.
Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research for the Pew Research Center and president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, explores the threats and opportunities in the field of survey research, and discusses steps that can be taken to help keep survey research relevant for democracy.
A Pew Global attitudes report finds a majority of Russians support political freedoms and public protests that followed a December 2011 parliamentary vote. But a majority also hold a high opinion of Vladimir Putin.
On the eve of the first presidential election of the post-Mubarak era, Egyptians remain hopeful about the future of their country, and they strongly desire both an improved economy and democratic freedoms .
A 21-nation Pew Global Attitudes survey finds widespread opposition to Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. In most countries -- with China and Russia notable exceptions -- there is majority support among opponents of a nuclear-armed Iran for international economic sanctions to try to stop Tehran’s weapons program.
Interactive games that reward participants with points, badges and discounts are on the rise. Experts believe they will spread widely to key areas, such as education and health by 2020. Others worry about a darker side.
The European debt crisis has attracted minimal interest or concern among the U.S. public, despite warnings from economists that Europe’s problems may threaten this country’s fragile recovery.
The nation’s racial and ethnic minority groups -- especially Hispanics -- are growing more rapidly than the non-Hispanic white population, fueled by both immigration and births.