Fact Tank Sep. 6, 2013

Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks

Black men were more than six times as likely as white men in 2010 to be incarcerated in federal and state prisons, and local jails.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2013

The growing number of Syrian refugees

The number of Syrians who have left the country over the past two years. About half are under 18.

Fact Tank Sep. 4, 2013

Downbeat views prevail in G20 countries as summit begins

As this year’s G20 summit begins in Russia, just 37% of people in participating nations think their country’s economic situation will improve in next year.

Fact Tank Sep. 3, 2013

North-South divide over abortion grows

There is a widening gap in support for legal abortion between New England (75%) and the South Central states (40%).

Fact Tank Sep. 2, 2013

Opinion of unions is up, membership down

About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.

Fact Tank Aug. 30, 2013

Majority of Americans say government should not force federal marijuana laws on states

Six-in-ten Americans say that the federal government should not enforce its marijuana laws in states that permit use.

Fact Tank Aug. 29, 2013

Many Americans unsure if the health care law is still in effect

More than four-in-ten Americans think the new health care law has been repealed, overturned in court or are just unsure whether it remains the law.

Fact Tank Aug. 28, 2013

Did you check your inbox while on vacation? Americans are divided on answer

Nearly half of American workers said they preferred to let their email pile up while on vacation and dig out when they got back; 42% kept up with mail every day.

Fact Tank Aug. 27, 2013

Most Americans confident new medical treatments have been tested

Seven-in-ten Americans are confident that new medical treatments are tested before being made available to the public.

Fact Tank Aug. 26, 2013

Battles over the debt ceiling have been bad for Congress

Favorable ratings of Congress fell to one of its lowest points in two decades after the last battle over the federal debt ceiling in 2011.