Last updated on: 5/3/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Pew Research Center Biography

Position:
NC to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
Reasoning:

“Americans are relatively divided over whether there is a possible link between violent games and actual violence. A slight majority of the public (53%) disagree with the statement ‘people who play violent video games are more likely to be violent themselves.’ But 40% agree that there is a relationship between video game violence and violent behavior. Some 32% of those who play video games themselves see a connection between games and violence, along with 26% of self-identified gamers. Women are more likely than men to agree (by a 47% to 31% margin) that people who play violent games are more likely to be violent themselves.”

“Gaming and Gamers,” pewinternet.org, Dec. 15, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions…

We originated in a research project created in 1990 called the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press. In 2004, The Pew Charitable Trusts established the Pew Research Center as a subsidiary to house its information initiatives.”

“About Pew Research Center,” pewresearch.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2016)

Mission:

“We generate a foundation of facts that enriches the public dialogue and supports sound decision-making.

Our empirical research on a wide range of topics helps U.S. and international policymakers, civic leaders, educators and the public at large understand and address some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Our public opinion surveys allow the voice of the people to be heard, and our
de­mographic, economic and political analyses provide context to understand how the world is changing.

We are nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonadvocacy. Our mission is to inform, not to prescribe. We believe that better information can build a better world.”

“Our Mission,” pewresearch.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2016)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit