Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2016

Two ‘Varietals’ of Green-Oriented Americans

While some Americans are both “climate engaged” and “everyday environmentalists,” each group has a distinctive profile.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 25, 2016

The Political Environment on Social Media

Some Americans enjoy the opportunities for political debate and engagement that social media facilitates, but many more express resignation, frustration over the tone and content of social platforms.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 4, 2016

The Politics of Climate

Americans are polarized over the causes and cures of climate change and how much they trust climate scientists, but most support a role for scientists in climate policy and expanding solar and wind energy.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 23, 2015

An Elaboration of AAAS Scientists’ Views

A deeper examination of views about key science topics by members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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InteractiveJuly 1, 2015

Major Gaps Between the Public, Scientists on Key Issues

Despite broadly similar views about the overall place of science in America, there are striking differences between the public and scientists’ views on a host of science-related issues, from whether genetically modified foods are safe to eat to whether the world’s growing population will be a major problem.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 1, 2015

Americans, Politics and Science Issues

The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor on biomedical, food safety, space issues.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 19, 2012

Social Media and Political Engagement

66% of social media users have employed the platforms for at least one of eight civic or political activities with social media

Multi-section ReportsMarch 12, 2012

Social networking sites and politics

18% of users have shunned “friends” who have different ideas and 16% have found friends whose beliefs match their own

PresentationsApril 14, 2011

The Internet and the 2010 Midterms

Summary of research findings from Pew Internet’s 2010 post-election survey.

Multi-section ReportsJanuary 27, 2011

22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter for politics in 2010 campaign

Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics as social media became a regular part of the political environment in the 2010 midyear elections