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Pew Research Center
Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pew Research Center is a policy research organization that specializes in conducting extensive and timely public opinion polls surveying the prevailing political and social trends among the American public. It espouses no particular political ideology nor does it make recommendations regarding policy matters; rather, the center focuses on providing impartial data and information so that citizens can fairly evaluate policies during decisionmaking. It operates seven primary projects and through these projects issues frequent data-based reports on topics spanning the range of contemporary political discourse; project areas cover journalism and the press, global attitudes, demographic trends, and the influence of religion, the internet, and Hispanics on American life. Pew's Databank provides a central source of data and news coverage from each of the constituent projects.