Fact TankMarch 6, 2013

Just Under Half of Public Sees Action on Gun Laws as Essential this Year

Though nearly half of the public says it is essential for the president and Congress to act on major gun legislation this year, Democrats are much more likely to say this than Republicans.

Fact TankMarch 4, 2013

Top Reason for Taking a Break from Facebook: Too Busy

About one-in-five (21%) Facebook users who took a break from the service say they did so because they were too busy and didn’t have time for it.

Fact TankMarch 1, 2013

Most Adult Children of Immigrants Say They Are “Typical Americans”

About six-in-ten U.S.-born children of Hispanic and Asian-Americans consider themselves to be a “typical American.”

Fact TankFebruary 28, 2013

Majority of U.S. Catholics Say Next Pope Should Allow Priests to Marry

About six-in-ten U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.

Fact TankFebruary 27, 2013

French Have Much More Confidence in Obama Than They Had in Bush

In 2012, nearly nine-in-ten in France said they had confidence in U.S. President Barack Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs.

Fact TankFebruary 26, 2013

Most Legal Mexican Immigrants Have Not Yet Become Citizens

Just over a third of Mexican immigrants who are legally in the U.S. have been naturalized, a number far lower than for those from other countries.

Fact TankFebruary 25, 2013

A Majority of Americans Frustrated with the Federal Government

About six-in-ten Americans say they are frustrated with the federal government, continuing a 15-year pattern.

Fact TankFebruary 22, 2013

Most Americans Say the U.S. Can Trust Japan

About six-in-ten Americans say the U.S. can trust Japan. That’s near the highest levels of trust among the nine nations tested.

Fact TankFebruary 21, 2013

Strong Support for Lifting Ban on Women in Combat Roles

Two-thirds of the public support the Pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women in combat roles, including roughly equal numbers of men and women.

Fact TankFebruary 20, 2013

Arab Publics Turning to Social Networks to Express Political Views

In a survey of 21 countries last spring, a median of 34% of social network users said they shared views on politics online. That figure was far higher in Arab nations.