Fact TankMay 18, 2015

With trade on Congress’ agenda, just what does the U.S. import and export?

Though crude oil continues to be the nation’s single biggest import, energy exports have risen sharply. Exports of some metals and agricultural products also have grown rapidly.

Fact TankMay 8, 2015

For young Americans, unemployment returns to pre-recession levels

More than half (50.9%) of the nation’s nearly 8 million unemployed for April are ages 16 to 34 – even though that group makes up just over a third of the civilian labor force.

Fact TankApril 27, 2015

Job categories where union membership has fallen off most

The American public’s generally favorable view of labor unions hasn’t stopped, or even slowed, union membership’s long decline.

Fact TankApril 22, 2015

Conservatives are among the most politically active Americans

By several measures, conservative Republicans – and conservatives more generally – are more politically active than most other segments of the population.

Fact TankApril 22, 2015

America’s death row population is shrinking

While most Americans continue to favor the death penalty for murder convictions, far fewer people are receiving death sentences than in years past.

Fact TankApril 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s nomination would end long Cabinet drought

If she wins the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, she will be the first current or former Cabinet secretary nominated by a major party since 1928.

Fact TankMarch 17, 2015

The fading of the green

The ranks of Americans who trace their ancestry back to Ireland – long one of the most prominent subgroups in American society – is slowly declining.

Fact TankMarch 16, 2015

Stock market leads recovery, but inflation cuts into gains

Americans recognize stocks as the feature of the economy that’s recovered the most strongly from the Great Recession. But inflation means the market’s gains aren’t quite as robust as they might first appear.

Fact TankMarch 11, 2015

Jobs situation looks brighter as employers seek to fill more positions

There were 1.8 unemployed people per job opening in January, another indicator of the improving jobs situation.

Fact TankMarch 2, 2015

Ahead of redistricting, Democrats seek to reverse statehouse declines

The national Democratic Party wants to regain some of the 900-plus state legislative seats Democrats have lost since 2009.