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.
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.
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.
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.
How Pew Research conducted the polarization survey and launched a new research panel
In honor of Fact Tank’s 1st birthday, a data quiz just for you
The cost of giving birth varies widely
The median cost of an uncomplicated non-surgical delivery in California.
As 2014 brings new state laws, a look at public opinion on the issues
New Year, new you?
More than four-in-ten Americans say they will make a New Year’s resolution.
In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality
In several nationwide surveys the Pew Research Center conducted in 2013, we gave respondents the opportunity to give their thoughts about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality.