The Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives, including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. The project explores these topics by combining original public opinion survey research with social, economic and demographic data analysis.

It is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues. The Pew Research Center is an independent subsidiary of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Pew Social & Demographic Trends Staff

Kim Parker

Anna Brown
Research Assistant

D’Vera Cohn
Senior Writer

Rick Fry, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate

Gretchen Livingston, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher

Rich Morin
Senior Editor

Eileen Patten
Research Analyst

Wendy Wang, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher

Paul Taylor
Executive Vice President – Special Projects, Pew Research Center

Pew Social & Demographic Trends is one of seven projects that comprise the Pew Research Center. Research publications on this website may reflect collaboration and co-authorship with staff members from other Pew Research Center projects. Bios of interest from those projects may be found on their respective websites: