Fact TankOctober 8, 2015

Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live

Fewer than half of U.S. states give their employees Columbus Day as a paid holiday.

ReligionApril 14, 2014

Attending a Seder is common practice for American Jews

Percentage of U.S. Jews who say they participated in a Seder last year.

GlobalMarch 4, 2014

Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire

In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.

HispanicFebruary 26, 2014

The U.S. Hispanic population has increased sixfold since 1970

The U.S. Hispanic population in 2012 was 53,027,708, nearly six times the population in 1970.

Fact TankFebruary 25, 2014

Venezuelans gloomy about their standard of living, nation’s economy

Just a third of Venezuelans say their standard of living is improving, a record low.

Fact TankFebruary 24, 2014

Plurality of Americans support current level of defense spending

A plurality of Americans say defense spending should be kept at current levels.

Fact TankFebruary 21, 2014

More hate crimes motivated by victims’ ethnicity

In about half of the cases of reported hate crimes, victims believed their ethnic background motivated the offender.

Fact TankFebruary 20, 2014

Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting

A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.

Fact TankFebruary 19, 2014

Fed report says household borrowing is rebounding from Great Recession

Outstanding household debt increased $241 billion during last October-December, the biggest quarterly jump since 2007.

GlobalFebruary 18, 2014

Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya

A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.