February 8, 2017

A closer look at police officers who have fired their weapon on duty

About a quarter of all officers say they have ever fired their service weapon while on the job. Are some more likely than others to have fired their weapon in the line of duty?

January 23, 2017

Police, public differ on key issues but align on others

The public and the police differ on issues ranging from an assault rifle ban to racial progress in the U.S., but their views align on other issues.

Fact TankNovember 17, 2016

Behind Trump’s win in rural white America: Women joined men in backing him

Broad economic concerns of rural white Americans aligned with cornerstones of the Trump campaign, and the gender gap played a key role in the 2016 narrative.

Fact TankJune 16, 2015

Among multiracial adults, racial identity can be fluid

Is race purely about the races in your family tree? Our new survey of multiracial adults suggests there’s more to racial identity that goes beyond one’s ancestry.

Fact TankJuly 29, 2014

PAA journal: Parents of better-educated kids live longer

Still another reason to send your children to college: You’ll live longer.

Fact TankJuly 15, 2014

The demographics and politics of gun-owning households

Americans with young children in their home are just as likely as other adults to have a gun in their household.

Fact TankJuly 2, 2014

Facebook’s experiment causes a lot of fuss for little result

The controversy over what the Facebook researchers did may be overshadowing other important discussions, specifically conversations about what they really found—not much, actually—and the right and wrong way to think about and report findings based on statistical analyses of Big Data.

Fact TankJanuary 29, 2014

New academic study links rising income inequality to ‘assortative mating’

The income gap between couples with relatively high and those with relatively low levels of education had widened substantially since 1960, according to a new study.

Fact TankJanuary 27, 2014

Despite recovery, fewer Americans identify as middle class

Today about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%).

Fact TankJanuary 14, 2014

Q&A with author of U. Mich. study on preferred dress for women in Muslim countries

University of Michigan researcher Mansoor Moaddel explains the methods behind the survey and how the findings differ (or don’t) by gender, religion, age and education.