Fact Tank Aug. 23, 2013

Back to school likely means a return to weekly writing assignments for many students

Nearly six-in-ten middle and high school teachers said they had students do a writing assignment at least once a week.

Fact Tank Aug. 22, 2013

Americans say kids need more pressure in school, Chinese say less

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say parents do not put enough pressure on children to do well in school.

Fact Tank Aug. 21, 2013

3% of Americans use dial-up at home

A small share of Americans still connect to the internet at home via dial-up.

Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2013

Half of Americans say sexual orientation cannot be changed

While half of Americans say that a gay or lesbian person’s sexual orientation cannot be changed, 36% say it can.

Fact Tank Aug. 19, 2013

During the turmoil in Egypt, Christians have faced continued violence

While the vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim, about 5% (more than 4 million people) are Christian

Fact Tank Aug. 16, 2013

More of today’s single mothers have never been married

More than four-in-ten single mothers have never been married, up from just 4% in 1960.

Fact Tank Aug. 15, 2013

Inflation: Low by the numbers, but still a big public concern

About eight-in-ten Americans think rising prices are a “very” or “moderately” big problem.

Fact Tank Aug. 14, 2013

Male Millennials more likely to live at home than females

In 2012, 40% of Millennial males lived at home with their parents, compared with 32% of Millennial females.

Fact Tank Aug. 14, 2013

Male Millennials more likely to live at home than females

In 2012, 40% of Millennial males lived at home with their parents, compared with 32% of Millennial females.

Fact Tank Aug. 13, 2013

Americans skeptical of value of enforcing marijuana laws

Roughly three–in-four Americans say government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth.