With 89% of U.S. adults online, survey research is rapidly moving to the Web. But 89% is not 100%, and surveys that include only those who use the internet run the risk of producing biased results.
Who developed the polio vaccine? Does water boil at different temperatures based on altitude? Which is the hottest of Earth's three layers? Take our science quiz and see how you compare with Americans overall.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans can answer basic questions about several scientific terms and concepts, such as the layers of the Earth and the elements needed to make nuclear energy.
Just 40% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 identify with the term “Millennial.” Generational identity is strongest for Boomers, with 79% of those 51 to 69 seeing themselves as part of the “Baby Boom generation.”
For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.
Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.
Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? Our new study explores which sources they are familiar with, turn to, trust and distrust.
Among the most striking trends in the field of survey research in the past two decades is the shift from interviewer-administered to self-administered surveys. Fueled by the growth of the internet, self-administration as a survey mode presents a mixture of opportunities and challenges to the field.
The latest Pew Research Center News IQ survey finds that, nearly half a century after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., an overwhelming majority of Americans (91%) are able to identify the civil rights leader from his picture.
Many hope that more transparency and data sharing will help journalists, make officials more accountable and improve decisions. But very few think agencies are doing a great job of providing useful data.