With global survey research, it's important to understand what people are thinking about the subject we're studying. Focus groups help address this.
Nick Bertoni, manager of the American Trends Panel, explains how the panel works and what its recent expansion means for our future survey work.
Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP) is now the Center’s principal source of data for U.S. public opinion research.
Response rates to telephone public opinion polls conducted by Pew Research Center have resumed their decline, to 7% in 2017 and 6% in 2018.
What does the migration to online polling mean for the country's trove of public opinion data gathered over the past four decades?
Pew Research Center conducts surveys over the phone and, increasingly, online. But these two formats don’t always produce identical results.
Evolution remains a contentious issue. When asked about it, highly religious Americans' responses can vary depending on how the question is asked.
The way polling questions are asked can influence people's answers. Survey experiments are one way to measure the degree to which different questions elicit different answers.
Pew Research Center uses benchmarking questions to ensure our surveys are accurate. Learn why and how we use these questions.
The public is generally positive about the outcome of last week’s midterm elections. Yet most Americans think that neither Democratic congressional leaders nor Donald Trump will be successful in getting their policies passed into law during the next two years.