Pew Research Center

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Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center.svg
Established 2004; 14 years ago (2004)
Chairman Michael X. Delli Carpini
President Michael Dimock
Staff 130+[1]
Budget Revenue: $44,409,611
Expenses: $35,069,976
(FYE June 2016)[2]
Location Washington, D.C., U.S.
Address 1615 L Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, D.C.
Website www.pewresearch.org

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American fact tank based in Washington, D.C. It provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.[3] It also conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research. The Pew Research Center does not take policy positions, and is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.[4][5]

History[edit]

In 1990, the Times Mirror Company founded the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press as a research project, tasked with conducting polls on politics and policy. Andrew Kohut became its director in 1993, and The Pew Charitable Trusts became its primary sponsor in 1996, when it was renamed the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.[6]

In 2004, the trust established the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. In 2013, Kohut stepped down as president and became founding director, and Alan Murray became the second president of the center;[7] in October 2014, Michael Dimock, a 14-year veteran of the Pew Research Center, was named president.[8]

Funding[edit]

The Pew Research Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder,[5][9] for its studies focusing on demographics of religions in the world, the Pew Research Center has been jointly funded by the Templeton Foundation.[10][11]

Research areas[edit]

The Center's research is divided into nine areas:[1]

  • U.S. Politics & Policy
  • Journalism & Media
  • Internet & Technology
  • Science & Society
  • Religion & Public Life
  • Hispanic Trends
  • Global Attitudes & Trends
  • Social & Demographic Trends
  • Research Methodology

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Pew Research Center". Pew Research Center. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pew Research Center" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "About Pew Research Center". Pew Research Center. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  4. ^ Lesley, Alison (May 18, 2015). "Pew Research Finds Jews & Hindus are More Educated & Richer". World Religion News. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Company Overview of The Pew Charitable Trusts". Bloomberg L.P. December 29, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  6. ^ "Our History". Pew Research Center. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  7. ^ Memmott, Mark (November 2, 2012). "Alan Murray Of 'The Wall Street Journal' Named Pew Research Center's President". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  8. ^ Massella, Nick (October 14, 2014). "Michael Dimock Named President of Pew Research Center". FishbowlDC. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  9. ^ "Company Overview of The Pew Charitable Trusts". 501c3Lookup.org. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  10. ^ "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (PDF). Pew Research Center. December 2012. p. 7. This effort is part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. The project is jointly and generously funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation 
  11. ^ "Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project". Pew Research Center. 

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