PublicationsJune 25, 2009

Perils of Polling in Election ’08

PublicationsMarch 3, 2009

New Tricks for Old — and New — Dogs: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Communications Research

PublicationsJanuary 22, 2009

Understanding Likely Voters

PublicationsDecember 18, 2008

Calling Cell Phones In ’08 Pre-Election Polls

PublicationsDecember 18, 2008

Bush and Public Opinion

Overview: Bush and Public Opinion As George W. Bush prepares to leave the White House, the United States is in many ways dramatically different from when he took the oath of office in 2001. His first few months as president were largely unremarkable, despite the contentious 2000 election. But the horrific terror attacks of Sept. […]

PublicationsDecember 16, 2008

What a Year! People-Press Poll Reports in 2008

PublicationsOctober 17, 2008

Poll Power

PublicationsSeptember 23, 2008

Cell Phones and the 2008 Vote: An Update

PublicationsJuly 17, 2008

Cell Phones and the 2008 Vote: An Update

PublicationsMay 22, 2008

Research Roundup: Latest Findings on Cell Phones and Polling

PublicationsMarch 20, 2008

A ’Brute Force’ Estimation of the Residence Rate for Undetermined Telephone Numbers in an RDD Survey

PublicationsJanuary 31, 2008

The Impact Of “Cell-Onlys” On Public Opinion Polling

Summary of Findings The proportion of Americans who rely solely on a cell phone for their telephone service continues to grow, as does the share who still have a landline phone but do most of their calling on their cell phone. With these changes, there is an increased concern that polls conducted only on landline […]

PublicationsJanuary 10, 2008

Getting It Wrong

The failure of the New Hampshire pre-election surveys to mirror the outcome of the Democratic race is one of the most significant miscues in modern polling history. All the published polls, including those that surveyed through Monday, had Sen. Barack Obama comfortably ahead with an average margin of more than 8 percent. These same polls […]

PublicationsJuly 2, 2007

“Frequently Asked Questions” about Pew’s Muslim American Survey

PublicationsJune 20, 2007

How Serious Is Polling’s Cell-Only Problem?

According to government statistics released last month, nearly 13% of U.S. households cannot now be reached by the typical telephone survey because they have only a cell phone and no landline telephone, and the share of Americans who are cell-only is increasing rapidly. To monitor this problem, the Pew Research Center conducted four studies in […]

PublicationsJune 20, 2007

What’s Missing from National RDD Surveys? The Impact of the Growing Cell-Only Population

PublicationsJune 20, 2007

What’s Missing from National RDD Surveys? The Impact of the Growing Cell-Only Population

PublicationsOctober 26, 2006

Cell-Only Voters Not Very Different

PublicationsOctober 26, 2006

Cell-Only Voters Not Very Different: Fewer Registered, More First-time Voters

PublicationsOctober 26, 2006

Are National Polls Reliable Predictors of Midterm Elections?