Fact TankSeptember 30, 2013

Study: Opposition to same-sex marriage may be understated in public opinion polls

Blame “social desirability” bias.

Fact TankSeptember 25, 2013

Study: Awards may stifle future achievements, at least in math

Do prizes result in more brilliant work from the world’s best and brightest? Apparently not, at least in mathematics.

Fact TankSeptember 23, 2013

Study: Early voting associated with lower turnout

The country’s most widely adopted reform designed to make voting easier may lower the chances that an individual voter will go to the polls, according to a new study.

Fact TankSeptember 17, 2013

Study: More men on the ‘daddy track’

More dads than ever before—roughly 550,000 in the past decade and counting—are staying home full-time with their children.

Fact TankSeptember 3, 2013

The disappearing male worker

Fact TankAugust 27, 2013

Are blacks as financially well off as whites? Depends on whom you ask

Despite large and persistent gaps between blacks and whites on virtually every indicator of economic well-being, about half of all whites say the average black person is about as well off financially or doing better than the average white person, according to a survey released last week by the Pew Research Center.

August 7, 2013

Sign of things to come? Integration without blacks in New York City neighborhoods

In a new study, researchers found nearly a three-fold increase in the share of integrated New York City neighborhoods with a mix of whites, Hispanics and Asians but few, if any, blacks.

Fact TankAugust 5, 2013

Even in white collar crime, female crooks face a glass ceiling

A study finds that female white-collar crooks face the same glass ceiling as their law-abiding peers in the corporate world: they typically hold inferior positions to men, rarely are in charge and make significantly less money for their dirty deeds than their male accomplices.

Fact TankJuly 25, 2013

Can a president control gas prices? Depends on when you ask

Can a president control gas prices? The answer depends on whether you ask a Republican or a Democrat — and which party occupies the White House.

Fact TankJuly 23, 2013

The royal baby, your newest cousin?

No wonder the world is going gaga over the birth of the newest heir to the British throne. We’re all related by blood to Kate, Will and their little prince. He’s our cousin—though for most people of European descent in the United States he’s our distant cousin as much as 35 times removed, give or take a few generations.