Fact Tank May. 20, 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 May. 6, 2015

5 facts about prayer

For the National Day of Prayer, we rounded up survey data on Americans’ prayer habits, as well as historical instances of prayer intersecting with the government.

Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2015

5 facts about the death penalty

Although there have been fewer executions in recent years than there were in the 1990s, 32 states still have the death penalty on their books, as does the federal government.

Fact Tank Apr. 27, 2015

5 facts about same-sex marriage

There has been a dramatic shift in recent years in Americans’ attitudes about gay marriage.

Fact Tank Apr. 20, 2015

5 facts about online dating

11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2015

5 facts about the BP oil spill

The 2010 spill was one of the two biggest stories of the year in terms of news interest. Support for offshore drilling plummeted, but has largely recovered.

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2015

6 facts about marijuana

A new Pew Research Center survey on the nation’s drug policies found a continued support for legalizing marijuana. These are six key facts on views about the issue.

Fact Tank Apr. 10, 2015

5 facts on how Americans view taxes

Benjamin Franklin popularized the sentiment that nothing is certain “except death and taxes.” But the public isn’t too keen on the current federal tax system, with 59% saying there is so much wrong that Congress should completely change it (38% say it works pretty well and needs only minor changes). As April 15 rolls around […]

Fact Tank Apr. 7, 2015

5 facts to help understand the U.S.-Japan relationship

While Americans and Japanese trust each other, both are wary of China, and they differ in their views of what role Japan’s military should play.

Fact Tank Apr. 1, 2015

6 facts about Americans and their smartphones

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. Our new report analyzes smartphone ownership and owners’ attitudes and behaviors.