PEW


PEW

Das Pew-Forschungszentrum, engl. Pew Research Center, bis 1995 Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press, ist ein Meinungsforschungsinstitut mit Sitz in Washington, D. C., benannt nach dem US-amerikanischen Ölindustriellen Joseph Newton Pew (1848–1912). Das Zentrum ermittelt Informationen, Meinungen und Trends, die die Vereinigten Staaten und die Welt betreffen. Die Organisation wurde zunächst von dem Zeitungskonzern Times Mirror Company (The Los Angeles Times u.a.); seit 1996 von den gemeinnützigen The Pew Charitable Trusts finanziert; nach eigenen Angaben zur Zeit mit 300 Mio USD pro Jahr.

Die Arbeit umfasst sieben sogenannte Projekte:

  • Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
  • Project for Excellence in Journalism
  • Stateline.org
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
  • Pew Hispanic Center
  • Pew Global Attitudes Project

Das Pew-Forschungszentrum wird von der Presse zitiert, um weltweite Umfragen zu Themen wie Religiosität, Selbst- und Fremdeinschätzung von Anhängern verschiedener Religionen zu fundieren und gilt als konservative Denkfabrik.

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  • Pew — Pew, n. [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade, balcony, fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a parapet or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other distinguished persons sat, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?, foot; hence the Latin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pew — If the Situation around you stinks, it is Pew. Mom/Dad: No, you Can t go to your friend s house. You: Oh, this is pew …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Pew — Pew, v. t. To furnish with pews. [R.] Ash. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pew — late 14c., raised, enclosed seat for certain worshippers (ladies, important men, etc.), from O.Fr. puie, puy balcony, elevation, from L. podia, pl. of podium elevated place, also balcony in a Roman theater (see PODIUM (Cf. podium)). Meaning fixed …   Etymology dictionary

  • pew — ► NOUN 1) (in a church) a long bench with a back. 2) Brit. informal a seat. ORIGIN originally denoting a raised, enclosed place for particular worshippers: from Old French puye balcony , from Latin podium elevated place …   English terms dictionary

  • pew — [pyo͞o] n. [ME pewe < OFr puie, balcony, balustrade < L podia, pl. of podium, balcony: see PODIUM] 1. any of the benches with a back that are fixed in rows in a church 2. any of the boxlike enclosures with seats, in some churches, for the… …   English World dictionary

  • Pew — A pew is a long bench used for seating members of a church s congregation.Churches were not commonly furnished with permanent pews before the coming of the Protestant Reformation. The rise of the sermon as a central act of Christian worship,… …   Wikipedia

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