Pew Research Center

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Pew Research Center
Established 2004 (2004)
Chairman Donald Kimelman
President Michael Dimock
Faculty 8 (board)
Staff 130+[1]
Location Washington, D.C.
Address 1615 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

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


In 1990, Donald S. Kellermann was named to serve as the first director of what was initially known as the Times Mirror Center. It was then part of the opinion polling operation run by Times Mirror, the parent of the Los Angeles Times.[2] In January 2013, Alan Murray, a former deputy managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, replaced Andrew Kohut as President of the Pew Research Center.[3] The Center receives funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.[4] with a supplemental grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.[5]

Research areas[edit]

The center has seven research projects:[6]

  • Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
  • Pew Research Center's Journalism Project
  • Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
  • Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
  • Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project
  • Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
  • Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project


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  2. ^ "Donald S. Kellermann, Who Led Public Research Group, Dies at 83", The New York Times, November 14, 2010. Accessed November 15, 2010
  3. ^ "Journalist Alan Murray Named President of Pew Research Center". Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "About Us - The Pew Charitable Trusts". The Pew Charitable Trusts. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "About the Project - The Pew Global Attitudes Project". The Pew Global Attitudes Project. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "About the Pew Research Center". Retrieved 26 March 2014. 

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