Pew Research Center

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Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center logo.png
Established 2004 (2004)
Chairman Donald Kimelman
President Michael Dimock
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 2004, The Pew Charitable Trusts established the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. with Andrew Kohut as its first president. In 2013, Kohut stepped down and became founding director, and Alan Murray became the second president of the center.[2] In October 2014, Michael Dimock, a 14-year veteran of the Pew Research Center, was named president.[3]


The Pew Research Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder.

Research areas[edit]

The Center's research is divided into seven areas.[1]

  • U.S. Politics & Policy
  • Journalism & Media
  • Internet, Science & Tech
  • Religion & Public Life
  • Hispanic Trends
  • Global Attitudes & Trends
  • Social & Demographic Trends


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