DEMOGRAPHICS & DATA
In a new tab or window, go to http://www.people-press.org and then return to read the instructions below.
The Pew Research Center regarded as one of the most comprehensive and insightful institutions for polling data and analysis.
Today you are going to look at how demographics are used in conducting and analyzing public opinion on a variety of subjects.
Browse through the studies—not just the ones that first appear—and pick on that is of interest to you. Then take a look at the results from the research. What specific demographic groups do the researchers use to break down the data? (Some of these may be more specific than the ones we discussed in class…)
In your opinion, which response from which demographic group yielded the most interesting result? (i.e. most compelling, dramatic, surprising, depressing, etc.)
Compile this information (the topic, the demographic groups used, a brief summary of data, and your reaction to it, etc.) in a Google Doc or on a separate sheet of paper and be ready to share with the class.