Fact Tank Nov. 15, 2013

Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states

Number of states that ban texting while driving.

Fact Tank Nov. 14, 2013

Home values fell the most in biggest, most expensive metro areas

Number of 50 largest metro areas where median home values fell between 2007-09 and 2010-12.

Fact Tank Nov. 13, 2013

Homeland Security is viewed favorably by Americans ahead of Jeh Johnson’s hearing

About two-thirds of Americans have a positive view of the Department of Homeland Security.

Fact Tank Nov. 12, 2013

Record number of international students studying in U.S.

Number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities in the 2012-13 academic year.

Fact Tank Nov. 11, 2013

Most-recent veterans say military prepared them for civilian work

Share of post-9/11 veterans who say their military experience was relevant to their civilian job.

Fact Tank Nov. 8, 2013

Spending by nonparty groups sharply higher so far this election cycle

The amount that nonparty groups have spent so far in the 2013-14 election cycle.

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2013

Looking for news on Twitter’s IPO? Many young adults may find it … on Twitter

Close to half of those who consume news on Twitter are young people, ages 18 to 29.

Nov. 6, 2013

Many states already bar workplace discrimination against gays

Workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is banned in 22 states (including the District of Columbia).

Fact Tank Nov. 5, 2013

As Americans head to the polls, state and local governments viewed favorably

More than half of Americans express a favorable view of their state government.

Fact Tank Nov. 4, 2013

From courts to cops to shops: Where blacks perceive discrimination

Seven-in-ten blacks say that blacks in their communities were treated less fairly than whites in dealing with police.