Fact Tank Aug. 18, 2015

5 facts about Social Security

Social Security has developed into one of the most popular federal programs, though that popularity is tempered by concern over its long-term financial outlook.

Aug. 10, 2015

5 facts about America’s students

Today’s American students are more diverse, and on track to be better educated, than their parents and grandparents.

Fact Tank Aug. 6, 2015

6 takeaways about teen friendships in the digital age

Our latest report focuses on how teens develop and sustain friendships in the digital age, including where they meet, communicate and spend time with friends.

Fact Tank Aug. 6, 2015

As Jon Stewart steps down, 5 facts about The Daily Show

Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of The Daily Show after 16 years. During that time, the show has served not only as a source of media criticism, but also as a source of news in its own right. As Stewart’s tenure comes to an end, here are some key facts about how his program has made its imprint on journalism.

Fact Tank Jul. 23, 2015

5 facts about the minimum wage

While the idea of raising the minimum wage is broadly popular, efforts to do so at the national level have stalled. We gathered key facts looking at the issue.

Fact Tank Jul. 17, 2015

5 facts about vaccines in the U.S.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation June 30 making it mandatory as of next July for children enrolled in public or private schools and day cares to be vaccinated, ending the state’s policy that allowed personal and religious exemptions to vaccine requirements.

Fact Tank Jul. 14, 2015

5 key takeaways about Twitter, Facebook and news use

More Americans get news on Twitter and Facebook today than in the past. We pulled together key facts about news consumption on these two popular social media sites.

Fact Tank Jul. 14, 2015

5 facts about Americans’ views on space exploration

If all went according to plan, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swept past Pluto this morning just before 8 a.m. Eastern time, offering scientists and the public a glimpse at the previously unexplored edge of the solar universe.

Fact Tank Jul. 7, 2015

5 facts about Greece and the EU

Most Greeks polled in 2014 didn’t express particularly warm views of the EU. And public sentiment showed that many in other European nations harbor negative stereotypes of Greeks.

Fact Tank Jul. 2, 2015

5 facts for Pope Francis’ visit to South America

Pope Francis begins a highly anticipated seven-day South American trip on Sunday that includes stops in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. As millions of faithful Catholics prepare to welcome Pope Francis next week, here are key facts about his trip.