ScienceDecember 19, 2017

8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation

While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2016

Health issues topped the list of scientific studies reaching wide audiences in 2016

Health care policy, space and evolution led the way.

Fact TankApril 6, 2015

From Twitter to Instagram, a different #Ferguson conversation

Fact TankMarch 13, 2015

Study finds racial, ethnic divide in attention to crime news

Fact TankOctober 14, 2014

Media coverage of the 2016 presidential race heats up

Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received more media coverage than other potential 2016 presidential candidates, as of September 2014.

Fact TankAugust 20, 2014

Cable, Twitter picked up Ferguson story at a similar clip

Fact TankJanuary 30, 2014

On Twitter, criticism exceeds praise for Obama’s speech

The word “women” appeared more often than 30 other search terms in the Twitter discussion, followed by such domestic topics as education, jobs, healthcare reform and the economy.

Fact TankOctober 3, 2013

The 2016 presidential media primary is off to a fast start

Presidential campaign coverage always seems to start early, and perhaps more so this year. The 2016 election has received more media coverage this year than either the 2012 or 2008 campaigns received during comparable time frames.

Fact TankOctober 2, 2013

On Twitter: Dueling views on the shutdown and Obamacare

Two separate, but related conversations have been prominent on Twitter—one about the government shutdown and the other about President Obama’s health care law, the landmark legislation at the heart of the Congressional impasse that triggered the shutdown.