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Study Finds Election Forecasts Lower Voter Turnout

Pew Research: “These probabilistic forecasts can give potential voters the impression that one candidate will win more decisively and may even lower the likelihood that they vote… The use of such probabilistic forecasts was a constant in coverage of the [...]

Political Polarization: Evidence form the U.S. trends

What's 'normal'? Pew Research data on political polarization in the U.S..A very dramatic drift toward the tails of the original distributions... The post Political Polarization: Evidence form the U.S. trends was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Americans Divided on Tax Law’s Impact

A new Pew Research poll finds that opinions are divided about the new tax law’s impact on the country as a whole: 35% say the law will have a mostly positive effect on the country, 40% a mostly negative effect [...]

Motherhood in America: The Natural Desire for Parental Care in a Liberal Regime

"After decades of decline, motherhood and family size are ticking up." That's the conclusion in a new report from the Pew Research Center. As is shown in the chart above, the percentage of American women ages 40 to 44 who are mothers has risen to 86% in 2016 from a low of 80% in 2006, and thus moving close to the high of 90% reached in 1976. Show More Summary

Democrats Hold Big Lead In Congressional Ballot

A new Pew Research survey finds that 53% of registered voters say they will vote for or lean toward the Democratic Party’s candidate for Congress in their district, compared with 39% who say they would vote for or lean toward [...]

Where Is the Line Between Creepy and Creative in Advertising?

In 2018, consumers have largely accepted that marketers use an online log of their behaviors and spending habits to target digital audiences with relevant ads. A Pew Research Center study found last year that most Americans determine their online privacy rights case by case, with 47 percent saying they're comfortable with retailers tracking their purchases...

In The Age of Islamophobia, Why Reverts Are Leaving Islam

By Monique Hassan People often talk, write, rant about “Islam —the fastest growing religion in the world”. This is true. Pew research statistics highlight that Islam is predicted to be the dominant religion of the world by 2060. This is not simply due to conversions. The fact that a Muslim family typically has more children […]

New Study: Muslims Will Be the Second-Largest Religious Group in U.S.

By 2040, Muslims are on track to be the second-largest religious group in the US. Think about that long and hard. Estimates by Pew Research Center now conclude that there

Half of women in STEM jobs experience discrimination, says Pew - CNET

A Pew Research Center report highlights just how prevalent gender discrimination and harassment are in STEM fields.

Half of women in STEM jobs experience discrimination, says Pew - CNET

A Pew Research Center report highlights just how prevalent gender discrimination and harassment are in STEM fields.

Women and men in STEM often at odds over workplace equity

Half of women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs report having experienced gender discrimination at work, according to a new Pew Research Center survey examining people's experiences in the workplace and perceptions of fair treatment for women - as well as racial and ethnic minorities - in STEM occupations. Show More Summary

6-in-10 Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

Pew Research Center: About six-in-ten Americans (61%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The survey, conducted in October, finds that the share of U.S. Show More Summary

When Do Things Cross the Line and Become Online Harassment?

In a new report released this morning, Pew Research Center sought to bring into focus the blurry lines that tend to define what does and does not constitute online harassment. The research organization asked respondents to look at three fictional scenarios depicting potential online harassment, and asked which elements of each should be considered harassment....

8% of Americans may own a drone, but here’s how most people feel about them

2 months agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

8% of Americans say they own a drone and 59% say they have seen one in action, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in the middle of 2017. But despite the high levels of people who have encountered drones, most Americans still don’t like the idea of drones buzzing near them. Show More Summary

What Americans Thought about Science in 2017

The Pew Research Center reflects on a tumultuous and memorable year -- Read more on

Pew Poll: Donald Trump Has Hurt Race Relations 60 Percent Of Americans Think

Three in five Americans now believe President Donald Trump has made race relations worse than they were when he moved into the White House. A new Pew Research Center poll concludes that figure represents a 14 percent increase from when...Show More Summary

Survey: 4 in 10 American women say they’ve experienced gender discrimination in the office

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 42% of working women and 22% of working men say they’ve experienced gender discrimination at work. Here’s what men and women say they’ve gone through at work Here’s what women say they are dealing with in the office Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

CMU researchers receive DARPA grant to forecast the flow of information online

(Carnegie Mellon University) The $6.7 million grant is one of the largest federally funded projects of its kind. It comes at a time when, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center Study, a majority of US adults rely on social media as their primary news source.

Identity and Race: Millions of Latinos No Longer Think Of Themselves As Latinos, Study Finds

The Pew Research Center shows that Latinos begin to distance themselves from identifying with their ancestry the farther they are from their immigrant roots.

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