|Parent institution||The Pew Charitable Trusts|
|Established||July 1, 2004|
|Budget||Revenue: $36 million|
Expenses: $43 million
(FYE June 2021)
|Address||1615 L Street, NW Suite 800|
The Pew Research Center (also simply known as Pew) is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C. It provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world. It also conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, random sample survey research and panel based surveys, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research.
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.
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. In October 2014, Michael Dimock, a 14-year veteran of the Center at the time of his selection, was named president.
The Pew Research Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. For its studies focusing on demographics of religions in the world, the Pew Research Center has been jointly funded by the Templeton Foundation.
The center's research includes the following topic areas:
- U.S. politics and policy
- International affairs
- Immigration & migration
- Race and ethnicity
- Age & generations
- Gender & LGBTQ
- Family & relationships
- Economy & work
- Internet and technology
- News habits & media
- Methodological research 
- Regions & countries
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