Pew Global Attitudes & Trends Question Database
Search Help

Search for — Use the first text field to search for combinations of words and phrases. By default only questions that include all of your search terms are returned. Boolean searches are allowed so feel free to use and�s or or�s. You may also use the wildcard symbols (* or %) to expand your search (i.e., 'environment*' instead of 'environmental or environmentalist'). You can use the wildcard when you wish to search on different forms of the same word without having to specify each form in the "Search for" field. For example, enter "democ%" when you wish to find questions containing "democracy," "democracies," "democratic," or "democratically." If you are looking for an exact phrase, simply put quotation marks around your search terms.

Select Topic — A pull down menu of topics is available to help focus your search. You may select the default "Any topic" or select a single topic.

Year — Enter a target year range. If you are looking for a specific year enter it into both boxes.

Select Countries — To limit your search by country, simply select as many countries as you'd like.

Select Studies— In addition to the Year field, you can also limit your search to specific Pew Global Attitudes studies. You can select as many studies as you'd like, the default is to search on all available studies.

 
BOOLEAN LOGIC
Boolean logic uses the terms "and," "or," and "not" as connectors between keywords or phrases to narrow the results of keyword searches. Searches can be further refined through the use of parentheses. Some examples of Boolean searches:
Examples using "or" / "and" –
Keyword(s) in "Search for" field Search results
allies All questions containing the word "allies" in the question wording.
allies military action All questions containing all words "allies" and "military” and “action" in the question wording.
allies “military action” All questions containing the word "allies" and the phrase "military action" in the question wording.
allies or “military action” All questions containing either "allies" or "military action" in the question wording.
allies and “military action” All questions containing both "allies" and "military action" in the question wording.
allies and military action and iraq All questions containing "allies" and "military” and “action" and "iraq" in the question wording.
 
Examples using parentheses –
Keyword(s) in "Search for" field Search results
(allies and “military action”) or (allies and iraq) All questions containing either "allies" and "military action" or "allies" and "iraq" in the question wording.
allies and (“military action” or iraq) Same.
(“military action” or iraq) and allies Same.
(allies and “military action”) or iraq All questions containing both "allies" and "military action" in the question wording, or the word "iraq"
(allies and “military action”) or (allies and iraq) All questions containing either "allies" and "military action" or "allies" and "iraq" in the question wording.
 
Examples using "not" –
Keyword(s) in "Search for" field Search results
allies not “military action” All questions containing "allies" but not "military action" in the question wording.
allies not iraq All questions containing "allies" but not "iraq" in the question wording.
(allies not “military action”) and (allies not iraq) All questions containing "allies" but neither "military action" nor "iraq" in the question wording.
allies not (“military action” or iraq) Same.
((allies and “military action”) or iraq) not threat All questions containing both "allies" and "military action" in the question wording, or containing iraq in the question wording, but not containing "threat" in the question wording.