ReligionApril 24, 2017

5 facts about the death penalty

As the debate over the death penalty continues in the U.S. and worldwide, here are five facts about the issue.

ScienceApril 20, 2017

For Earth Day, here’s how Americans view environmental issues

The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation observed its first Earth Day – created by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson – on April 22, 1970. Nearly a half century later, Earth Day has expanded […]

February 22, 2017

6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month

Over the past 40 years, blacks have made progress on several fronts. Yet large racial gaps persist in areas such as wealth and poverty.

February 13, 2017

5 facts on love and marriage in America

Americans may not be embracing the institution of marriage as they used to, but that doesn’t mean they are giving up on relationships. From online dating, to remarriage, to cohabitation, here are five facts about the state of love and marriage in the U.S.

ReligionFebruary 10, 2017

For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate

62% of Americans say humans have evolved over time, while 34% reject evolution entirely.

ReligionJanuary 26, 2017

5 facts about abortion

As the debate over abortion continues, here are five key facts about Americans’ views on the topic.

Fact TankJanuary 4, 2017

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 TankNovember 7, 2016

America’s political divisions in 5 charts

As Election Day unfolds, look through five charts that highlight how politically polarized the nation has become.

Fact TankOctober 26, 2016

5 facts about immigrant mothers and U.S. fertility trends

A new Pew Research Center report examines long-term trends in U.S. births among both U.S.-born and foreign-born women. Here are key findings from the report.

Fact TankOctober 20, 2016

6 charts that show where Clinton and Trump supporters differ

Clinton and Trump supporters not only differ on plans, policies and “basic facts,” but also on nation’s progress and its ability to solve problems.