Key things to know about election polling in the United States
The real environment in which polls are conducted bears little resemblance to the idealized settings presented in textbooks.
What is machine learning, and how does it work?
Our latest Methods 101 video explains the basics of machine learning and how it allows our researchers to analyze data on a large scale.
Americans Give Higher Ratings to South Korea and Germany Than U.S. for Dealing With Coronavirus
U.S. adults give high marks to South Korea and Germany’s pandemic responses. In contrast, most believe China has done an only fair or poor job.
The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Pew Research Center’s global polling
Our response to the pandemic has included the difficult decision to suspend much of our international survey work until further notice.
Assessing the Risks to Online Polls From Bogus Respondents
While the growth of online interviewing is a prominent trend in polling, there is variation within that trend in how researchers recruit respondents. This study finds that sourcing affects data quality.
Our favorite Pew Research Center data visualizations of 2019
Our graphics team creates hundreds of charts, maps and other data visualizations every year. Here are some of our favorite graphics of 2019.
Q&A: Why we studied American sermons and how we did it
Dennis Quinn, computational social scientist, explains how our analysis of sermons came together and the challenges that arise when religion meets big data.
Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era
An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.
Why public opinion polls don’t include the same number of Republicans and Democrats
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.
APSA 2019 roundup: Research on political socialization, campaign spending and misinformation
Researchers are learning more about early political socialization. Emerging techniques to fight misinformation are seeing some success.
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