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The PEW RESEARCH CENTER is a nonpartisan American "fact tank", which is based in Washington, D.C. It provides information on social issues , public opinion , and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world. It also conducts public opinion polling , demographic research, media content analysis , and other empirical social science research. The Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center
does not take explicit policy positions, and is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Funding * 3 Research areas * 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

In 1990, the Times Mirror Company founded the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press as a research project, tasked with conducting polls on politics and policy. Andrew Kohut became its director in 1993, and The Pew Charitable Trusts became its primary sponsor in 1996, when it was renamed the Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center
for the People & the Press.

In 2004, the trust established the Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center
in Washington, D.C. In 2013, Kohut stepped down as president and became founding director, and Alan Murray became the second president of the center. In October 2014, Michael Dimock, a 14-year veteran of the Pew Research Center, was named president.

FUNDING

The Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center
is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. Some projects are funded by the Evangelical Protestant John Templeton Foundation .

RESEARCH AREAS

The Center's research is divided into seven areas:

* U.S. Politics & Policy * Journalism & Media * Internet, Science & Tech * Religion & Public Life * Hispanic Trends * Global Attitudes & Trends * Social -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ _A_ _B_ "About Pew Research Center". Pew Research Center. Retrieved 26 March 2014. * ^ "About Pew Research Center". _Pew Research Center_. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25. * ^ Lesley, Alison (May 18, 2015). "Pew Research Finds Jews & Hindus are More Educated & Richer". World Religion News. Retrieved 2015-12-28. * ^ _A_ _B_ "Company Overview of The Pew Charitable Trusts". Bloomberg L.P. December 29, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12