Fact Tank Sep. 20, 2013

Majority of Americans say banks, large corporations benefitted most from U.S. economic policies

Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say large banks and financial institutions have benefited the most from post-recession government policies.

Fact Tank Sep. 19, 2013

Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges

Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Sep. 18, 2013

After recession, more children living with Grandma or Grandpa

In 2011, about 3 million U.S. children were living with and being primarily cared for by a grandparent.

Fact Tank Sep. 17, 2013

Five years after country’s fiscal crisis, wide partisan gap exists over financial regulation

The share of Republicans who say government regulation of financial institutions has gone too far is 38 percentage points higher than Democrats.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2013

Public ranks the deficit much higher than immigration overhaul as a priority

About half of Americans believe it is essential for the president and Congress to enact major immigration legislation this year.

Fact Tank Sep. 13, 2013

Nation’s debt has nearly reached its $16.7 trillion ceiling

The federal debt ceiling is nearly $16.7 trillion.

Fact Tank Sep. 12, 2013

It’s a woman’s (social media) world

The average gap between the proportion of men and women who use social media

Fact Tank Sep. 11, 2013

U.S. spends over $16 billion annually on counter-terrorism

Amount the U.S. intelligence community proposed to spend on counter-terrorism in fiscal 2013.

Fact Tank Sep. 10, 2013

The falling price of a smartphone

Decline in the average selling price of smartphones over past two years.

Fact Tank Sep. 9, 2013

Most Americans see terrorism as part of life in the future

Three-quarters of Americans said in the wake of the Boston bombings that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of U.S. life in the future.