Fact TankJuly 26, 2013

About four-in-ten Americans live in a household where there is a gun

About four-in-ten Americans report having a gun in their household, either their own or someone else’s.

Fact TankJuly 25, 2013

Respect for journalists’ contributions has fallen significantly in recent years

About three-in-ten Americans say journalists contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being, a 10-percentage-point drop from four years ago.

Fact TankJuly 23, 2013

On first trip as pope, Francis visits Brazil for World Youth Day

Out of the more than 120 million Catholics in Brazil, 32.6 million are between 15 and 29 years old.

Fact TankJuly 22, 2013

Japanese satisfaction with country is at an eight-year high

A third of Japanese are satisfied with the direction of their country.

Fact TankJuly 19, 2013

On the 44th anniversary, Americans less impressed by the first walk on the moon

A small percentage of Americans still view Armstrong’s walk on the moon as a top American achievement.

Fact TankJuly 18, 2013

As population ages, more Americans becoming caregivers

Four in 10 U.S. adults are caring for a loved one with significant health issues.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 17, 2013

Near-even public split on military sexual-assault plan conceals partisan divisions

45% of Americans say Congress should change the law to address sexual-assault problems in the military.

Fact TankJuly 16, 2013

Most Americans say legal status for undocumented immigrants would help the economy

Three-quarters of Americans say it would be better for the economy for undocumented immigrants to gain legal status.

Fact TankJuly 15, 2013

The number of American single fathers has grown substantially

The number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.

Fact TankJuly 12, 2013

As Obama weighs his decision, most Americans support building Keystone pipeline

Two-thirds of Americans, including majorities among partisan groups, favor building the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.