Sep. 23, 2015

Fewer immigrants in Congress today than in years past

Members of Congress today are less likely to be immigrants, especially compared with other periods of history when surges of new arrivals occurred, a new analysis by the Pew Research Center finds.

Aug. 14, 2015

Why the former USSR has far fewer men than women

This region in Eastern Europe has been predominately female since at least WWII.

Jul. 20, 2015

Latin America’s middle class grows, but in some regions more than others

As a whole, Latin America enjoyed solid economic growth in the first decade of this century, with a fall in poverty, a decrease in income inequality and a rise of its middle class.

Jun. 29, 2015

Most Americans now say learning their child is gay wouldn’t upset them

Today nearly six-in-ten (57%) say they would not be upset if they had a child come out as gay or lesbian, according to our survey conducted in May.

Jun. 8, 2015

Scientists more worried than public about world’s growing population

Over the course of history, many scientists and activists have raised alarm about population numbers that only increase every year.

May. 29, 2015

What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy

Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.

May. 21, 2015

For Fact Tank’s anniversary, a look back at the news in the numbers

Here’s a roundup of our most-visited blog posts over the past year, along with some insights into the editorial thinking behind them.

May. 8, 2015

Americans’ ideal family size is smaller than it used to be

Half of Americans (48%) say two is the ideal number of children for a family to have, reflecting a decades-long preference for a smaller family over a larger one.

Apr. 10, 2015

On social media, mom and dad are watching

Today, 60% of parents have checked their teenagers’ profile on a social networking site.

Mar. 31, 2015

Working while pregnant is much more common than it used to be

The latest figures show that 66% of mothers who gave birth to their first child between 2006 and 2008 worked during pregnancy, up from 44% in the early 1960s.