Jun. 17, 2014

Why timely, reliable data on mass killings is hard to find

Several government agencies and nonprofit groups gather and publish data on school shootings and other public mass killings. But because of data lags and differing definitions, getting a clear read on overall trends is surprisingly hard.

Jun. 13, 2014

Chart of the Week: The World Cup of (almost) everything

Interactive brackets let you see how the 32 nations competing in the World Cup stack up on 70 different sporting, economic and social indicators.

Jun. 13, 2014

How the most ideologically polarized Americans live different lives

Jun. 12, 2014

The polarized Congress of today has its roots in the 1970s

Jun. 6, 2014

Chart of the Week: How U.S. regained all its lost jobs, but still fell behind

The U.S. finally has more jobs than it did before the Great Recession, but that’s not nearly enough to keep pace with the growing population.

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