Fact TankJan 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.

Fact TankJan 28, 2014

Obama’s approval number is near his lowest as he delivers State of the Union address

President Obama’s job approval rating stands at 43% as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address.

HispanicJan 24, 2014

Record number of deportations in 2012

Number of immigrants deported by U.S. authorities in fiscal year 2012—a record.

Fact TankJan 23, 2014

Anti-poll tax amendment is 50 years old today

The value in today’s dollars of the annual poll tax once imposed by several Southern states.

Internet & TechJan 21, 2014

Overall book readership stable, but e-books becoming more popular

The typical U.S. adult read five books in the past 12 months.

Fact TankJan 17, 2014

On MLK Day, racial equality found wanting

Fewer than half of Americans said their country made a lot of progress toward racial equality in the past half century.

Fact TankJan 16, 2014

The cost of giving birth varies widely

The median cost of an uncomplicated non-surgical delivery in California.

Fact TankJan 14, 2014

As Congress debates extending benefits, high long-term unemployment persists

The median number of weeks without work among unemployed Americans (as of December).

Fact TankJan 13, 2014

Obama lags his predecessors in recess appointments

In his six years in office, Barack Obama has made 32 recess appointments to federal positions.

Fact TankJan 10, 2014

Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem

About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.