Fact Tank Oct. 4, 2013

Most of the uninsured plan to get coverage soon, but not necessarily because of the law

A majority of Americans without health insurance say they will obtain it in the next six months, but only 26% say it is because of the health law’s requirement.

Fact Tank Oct. 3, 2013

More white evangelicals than American Jews say God gave Israel to the Jewish people

A majority of white evangelicals believe God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people, compared with 40% of American Jews who believe the same.

Fact Tank Oct. 2, 2013

About half of Americans say the political parties have grown so far apart that they can’t agree on solutions

Almost half of Americans say Congress is gridlocked because of the wide partisan gap; more than a third say it’s because of a few members who won’t compromise.

Fact Tank Oct. 1, 2013

How much might a government shutdown cost? Plenty, history says

The estimated cost of the two federal government shutdowns in fiscal 1996 was more than $1.4 billion ($2.1 billion in today’s dollars).

Fact Tank Sep. 30, 2013

Public says news coverage of health care law shortchanges practical information

A majority of Americans say the news media’s coverage of the law has been focused on politics and controversies, rather than how it will impact people.

Fact Tank Sep. 27, 2013

Child labor is declining but still common in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia

The International Labor Organization estimates there are 168 million child laborers worldwide, a third fewer than in 2000.

Fact Tank Sep. 26, 2013

Republicans divided on impact of shutdown, willingness to compromise

The share of Tea Party Republicans who say the economic effect of a government shutdown will be major is 21 points lower than others in the GOP.

Fact Tank Sep. 25, 2013

The Middle East has the dimmest view of the United Nations

A median of 56% in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries had an unfavorable view of the United Nations.

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2013

Most Americans have not felt impact of new health care law

About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.

Fact Tank Sep. 23, 2013

Global public opinion of Iran remains decidedly negative

A median of 20% across 39 countries have a favorable view of Iran