Pew Research Center Scores 9th Place in Top Market Research Blogs of 2011

Once again it’s time to reveal where another one of the market research blogs placed in the top 10!

In case you weren’t aware, each week I have been writing a short blog review for each one of the top 10 market research blogs of 2011 where I reveal where they placed in the top 10!

If you haven’t been following these stories from the beginning then take a look at the article when I revealed the top 25 blogs, titled “Top Market Research Blogs of 2011 – The 25 contenders for the top 10 places and also when I revealed the top 10 blogs in an article titled “Top Market Research Blogs of 2011 – The 10 Finalists“.

NOTE: Using my list of top 10 blogs, I have ranked the blogs in order from 1 to 10 based solely on my subjective analysis of their market research related content. Feel free to leave comments below.

In 9th place for top market research blogs of 2011 is Pew Research Center!

What is this market research blog about?

Pew Research Center offers news articles in varying lengths that surround their own survey-based findings. 

“The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues.” – Pew Research Center: About The Center

They carry out their focus through seven unique projects:

  1. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
  2. Project for Excellence in Journalism
  3. Pew Internet & American Life Project
  4. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
  5. Pew Hispanic Center
  6. Pew Global Attitudes Project
  7. Social & Demographic Trends

Pew Research Center covers a very broad range of topics, much like Nielsen, but they are more social issues centric. They also often focus on topics regarding religion -hence why it is called Pew Research Center. They have new stories published on their site more frequently than once per day, which are promoted through various means including their Twitter account (@pewresearch).

What makes this blog good and what makes it bad?

This “blog” falls into a similar scenario as the Nielsen blog does, but it does indeed differ.  It is good for researchers that like to see validity in news stories, but also for researchers that have an interest in religion-focused research. Their website is updated more often than once per day for those people who always need something to read in the morning.

Where this site falls short for market researchers is that it doesn’t offer news or information relating to the market research industry specifically. I recommend visiting this blog (news site?) if you have a religious interest or want some statistically valid news on some important social issues.

What are this blog’s five most recent articles?

Come back to my blog next week to see what market research blog placed in 8th place!

Sean Copeland is a certified marketing research professional (CMRP) known for his broad knowledge of the research workflow, his disruptive approach to problem solving and for building strong client relationships. In over 5 years Sean has developed, sold, executed, and managed hundreds of consumer research studies using a variety of new and traditional research methodologies.

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