While the notion that polls should include equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats makes some sense, it’s based on a misunderstanding of what polling is intended to do.
Researchers are learning more about early political socialization. Emerging techniques to fight misinformation are seeing some success.
How many U.S. adults use the internet? There are a lot of sources with answers to this question. Yet these different sources can be tricky to reconcile.
We explored how Americans feel about the tenor of debate in the country in a recent major survey about U.S. political disource. Here's how we did it.
Pew Research Center conducts polls in many countries other than the United States. But the methodology behind our international surveys can vary from country to country, and what works in one place might not work in another.
International polling provides information about how people in different countries are thinking about issues like immigration, technology, religion, you name it. But polling in different parts of the world can be very challenging, because what works in one country may not work in a different country.
The Center conducts polls in many countries other than the U.S. – but the methodology behind our international surveys can vary.
Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer, on the research techniques used to derive the unauthorized immigrant population estimate in the U.S. and the challenges involved.
A key U.S. fertility rate has reached a record low for the fourth year in a row. But is it really a record low? The short answer: It’s complicated.
when designing an online survey questionnaire, there is more than one way to ask a respondent to select which options in a series applies to them.