Jun 4, 2014

Want a three-car garage? You’re more likely to find it in the Midwest

A new Census report reveals interesting regional differences in the characteristics of newly built homes.

May 30, 2014

5 facts about today’s college graduates

Facts and figures about college graduates.

May 23, 2014

Chart of the Week: Is food too cheap for our own good?

Americans spend less on food than they ever have, and are fatter than they’ve ever been. Could there be a connection?

May 22, 2014

Fancy degree? Most Americans say it’s not required to be president

Recent presidents and presidential candidates have tended to have elite college educations — a fact that doesn’t appear to bother many Americans.

May 21, 2014

In honor of Fact Tank’s 1st birthday, a data quiz just for you

A year ago today, the Pew Research Center launched Fact Tank, our very own data┬áblog. Why? Because even though Pew Research publishes lots of reports, we still have a lot of data that are relevant to the things people are talking about in the news, online and with their friends, and we wanted to be […]

May 19, 2014

32 years ago, experts foresaw much of today’s digital world

In 1982, researchers studying the impact of nascent electronic-information services predicted much of what has since become commonplace.

May 16, 2014

Chart of the Week: Who really drinks the most?

The countries with the highest per-capita alcohol consumption don’t, as a rule, have the heaviest drinkers. Those tend to be in countries where alcohol is forbidden or strongly discouraged.

May 15, 2014

By many measures, more borrowers struggling with student-loan payments

More people are having trouble keeping up with their student-loan payments than in years past, several studies show.

May 14, 2014

More than a decade later, 9/11 attacks continue to resonate with Americans

As the National September 11 Memorial Museum prepares to open, a look at how Americans view the 2001 attacks and their legacy for the country.

May 9, 2014

Chart of the Week: Climate change is already here

Average temperatures have risen over the past century in nearly every part of the U.S. outside the Deep South.