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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan research center based in Washington, D.C. There are seven separate projects within the Pew Research Center, most of which employ sample surveys as a primary research tool. In addition to relying on surveys for much of its research, the Pew Research Center also conducts research on survey methodology.

The oldest of the projects is the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, which was founded in 1987 as the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press. The Times Mirror Center was originally created by the Times Mirror Company, a media corporation that owned The Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers and communications properties. Its mission was to conduct in-depth research that would illuminate ...

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