The Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel has members from all across America who are invited to join and take surveys. We make every effort to give a voice to people of all communities, all ages, all groups and all lifestyles. As a member of the American Trends Panel, your opinions will be heard by policy makers, civic leaders, business leaders, journalists and citizens around the country. (Vea esta página en español aquí.)

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Surveys about our lives and events around us
About once a month, we will ask you to do a survey on a topic important to all of us. Survey topics change monthly. For example, it may be about politics, work, family, religion, technology or social media.

Your answers make a survey accurate
To get a complete picture for each topic, we ask all panel members to take their survey as soon as possible. When we have your answers, the results are more accurate.

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We appreciate your help and will pay you a small cash reward for doing each survey.

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About Pew Research Center

We are a nonpartisan research organization that informs the public about the issues and trends shaping America. As a neutral source of data and analysis, Pew Research does not take positions on political or policy issues. All of our reports are available free of charge at The Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

About Ipsos

Ipsos is one of the leading market research organizations worldwide, supporting strong working relationships with many prominent U.S. government and academic researchers, and is assisting Pew Research Center in managing the American Trends Panel and its surveys.

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