Jun. 11, 2015

How Pew Research conducted its survey of multiracial Americans

We released our first report on American multiracial adults, a group that comprises an estimated 6.9% of the adult population, or nearly 17 million adults. The report looks at who they are demographically, their attitudes and experiences, and the spectrum of their racial identity.

May. 28, 2015

5 facts about the death penalty

Although there have been fewer executions in recent years than there were in the 1990s, 31 states still have the death penalty on their books, as does the federal government.

Apr. 28, 2015

Among transgender adults, stories about a ‘difficult’ transition

For many, being transgender is a core part of their overall identity, even if they may not widely share this fact about themselves with many people in their lives.

Apr. 6, 2015

After 200 years, Native Hawaiians make a comeback

Their population dropped devastatingly fast after their first contact with Western foreigners in 1778, but their numbers are returning to “pre-contact” levels.

Feb. 19, 2015

The skills Americans say kids need to succeed in life

In a recent Pew Research survey, more respondents said communication skills were most important for children to have, followed by reading, math, teamwork, writing and logic. Science fell somewhere in the middle.

Jun. 12, 2014

How Pew Research conducted the polarization survey and launched a new research panel

May. 21, 2014

In honor of Fact Tank’s 1st birthday, a data quiz just for you

Jan. 16, 2014

The cost of giving birth varies widely

The median cost of an uncomplicated non-surgical delivery in California.

Dec. 31, 2013

As 2014 brings new state laws, a look at public opinion on the issues

Dec. 31, 2013

New Year, new you?

More than four-in-ten Americans say they will make a New Year’s resolution.