The Pew Research Center informs the public, the press and policymakers about important issues and trends by producing independent research, polling and news coverage. It focuses on topics such as politics, religion, immigration, demography, the media, the internet, state policy, and national and global public opinion.
It is non-partisan and does not engage in advocacy. Its mission is to help policymakers better understand what the public is thinking and to help the public better understand key issues, trends and policy choices.
The work of the center is carried out by seven projects. They are:
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Pew Hispanic Center
Pew Global Attitudes Project
Social & Demographic Trends
The center was established in August 2004 by The Pew Charitable Trusts as an independent subsidiary to house these six projects – all of which had been created by the Trusts over the course of the past decade – and to take on additional information projects in the future. The center has a staff of about 60 people and an annual budget of about $15 million.
Editor’s Note: Since January 2005, Tekrati has covered research findings, events and organizational news related to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. We do not cover the broader research initiatives conducted by Pew Research Center.
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