Dec. 6, 2004

Religion and the Presidential Vote

Bush’s Gains Broad-Based

Nov. 23, 2004

Pre-Election Polls Largely Accurate

Lessons From Campaign ’04

Oct. 26, 2004

Candidates Battle Over First-Time Voters, Mothers

A Closer Look at Key Groups

Oct. 21, 2004

Polls Apart

by Andrew Kohut in the New York Times

Sep. 30, 2004

Young People More Engaged, More Uncertain

Debates More Important to Young Voters

Sep. 24, 2004

When Presidential Debates Matter

Pew Research Center Commentary

Sep. 23, 2004

Party Affiliation: What it is and What it Isn’t

During every presidential election, questions arise over the results of political polls and how those surveys are conducted. This year’s hot topic is the partisan composition of the leading national polls. Politicians and pundits alike now scrutinize a survey sample’s partisan split as closely as the horse-race results. Surveys that are deemed to have “too […]

Sep. 9, 2004

Views of Islam Remain Sharply Divided

Plurality Sees Islam as More Likely to Encourage Violence

Jul. 26, 2004

Democrats Gain Edge in Party Identification

The Democratic Party has achieved a small gain in party affiliation and holds a 33%-29% edge over the GOP in Pew surveys conducted in 2004. This represents a modest shift from the two year period following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, when the Republican Party had drawn virtually even with the Democrats. The current […]

Jul. 23, 2004

Bush Holds Modest Advantage Among Veterans

Despite Sen. John Kerry’s military background and his campaign’s concerted efforts to court veterans, he runs no better among this group than Al Gore did four years ago. Based on surveys conducted March, May, June and July, men who have served in the armed forces favor Bush over Kerry by a 49% to 40% margin. […]

Jul. 16, 2004

Horse Race Polls Not More Variable This Year

Lead Changes Contribute to Erroneous Perception

Jul. 13, 2004

Reading the Polls on Gay Marriage and the Constitution

Pew Research Center Pollwatch

Jul. 11, 2004

More News Is Not Necessarily Good News

by Andrew Kohut in the New York Times

May. 13, 2004

Global Gender Gaps

By Nicole Speulda and Mary McIntosh

May. 12, 2004

Why the Polls Don’t Add Up

by Andrew Kohut in The New York Times

Apr. 23, 2004

Abortion a More Powerful Issue for Women

Public divisions over access to abortion are long-standing, and have changed only slightly over the past two decades. Currently, 58% say they oppose making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion, while 36% are in favor of further restrictions. This is virtually unchanged from polling conducted in the early 1990s. In 1987, […]

Mar. 2, 2004

The C-SPAN Audience

After 25 Years…

Feb. 24, 2004

A Global Generation Gap

Adapting to a New World

Jan. 30, 2004

Democratic Candidates Face Southern Voters

Southern Democrats More Culturally Conservative, Not So Different Otherwise

Jan. 29, 2004

A Good Day for the Pollsters

The Accuracy of Pre-Election Tracking Polls in New Hampshire