Fact Tank Feb. 12, 2014

Support for death penalty drops among Americans

More than half of Americans favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, down from 78% in 1996.

Fact Tank Feb. 11, 2014

U.S.-French views of each other much improved as Hollande pays a visit

About six-in-ten Americans have a favorable view of France, much improved after tensions over Iraq in 2003.

Fact Tank Feb. 10, 2014

Few in LGBT community see pro sports as friendly

Just 4% of LGBT adults in the U.S. said that professional sports leagues are friendly toward LGBT people.

Fact Tank Feb. 6, 2014

Obama advocates for global religious freedom at a time of high restrictions

About two-thirds of the world’s population lives in countries with high or very high government restrictions on religion.

Fact Tank Feb. 5, 2014

Most Americans have negative view of Putin as Sochi games begin

About six-in-ten Americans have an unfavorable view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey.

Fact Tank Feb. 4, 2014

Overseas users power Facebook’s growth; more going mobile-only

The number of Facebook users who log into the social-networking service or share content through it on any given day.

Fact Tank Feb. 3, 2014

About six-in-ten Americans looking forward to Olympics

The share of Americans who say they’re looking forward to the Winter Olympics.

Fact Tank Jan. 31, 2014

More than half of Americans look forward to Super Bowl XLVIII

A majority of Americans were looking forward to this year’s Super Bowl when asked in early January.

Fact Tank Jan. 30, 2014

Views of health care law among uninsured Americans turn more negative

The share of Americans without insurance who have an unfavorable view of the health care law outnumber those with positive views by almost two-to-one.

Fact Tank Jan. 29, 2014

Public sees GOP as less willing than Democrats to reach across the aisle

The public sees Democrats as more willing than Republicans to work with leaders from the other party by a 25-point margin.