Pew Research Center


About the Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.


US Politics:

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Our flagship project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Formerly, the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (1990-1995), the Center has been sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 1996. Major reports examine long-term trends in political values, U.S. views on policy issues and priorities and political knowledge and news interest.

Media & News:

Pew Research Project for Excellence in Journalism

PEJ tracks the transformation of journalism in a changing information landscape through its annual State of the News Media report and other special reports. Major reports examine news coverage, economic models for news and audience trends.

Internet & Tech:

Pew Research Internet & American Life Project

Pew Internet conducts original research that explores the growth of the internet and its impact on children, families, communities, the workplace, schools, health care and civic/political life. Major reports have examined teens and technology, health online and libraries in a digital age.


Pew Research Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Forum delivers information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.


Pew Research Hispanic Center

Pew Hispanic chronicles the diverse and changing lives of the U.S. Latino population and their impact on the nation. It examines Latino public opinion, migration patterns and education and economic trends.


Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Global Attitudes examines international public opinion on a broad range of issues, from people’s assessments of their own lives to views about the current state of the world.

Social Trends:

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Pew Social & Demographic Trends studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their daily lives, using original survey research and analysis of government data. Major reports have examined the racial wealth gap, the Millennial Generation and marriage & family trends.

Pew Research Center Administration:

Pew Research Center Administration & Publishing

The Pew Research Center’s core department provides centralized services in the areas of human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, facilities/office services, communications, as well as liaising with outside legal counsel. In addition to these basic services, core staff also create new Pew Research Center publications, maintain a Pew Research Center portal website (, oversee Center-wide research projects, carry out short-term research projects, and help to incubate new long-term projects. The department supports approximately 130 employees.

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