Fact Tank Jan. 14, 2014

5 facts about Fox News

Roger Ailes’ 17-year-old Fox News Channel has changed the face of cable news.

Jan. 7, 2014

5 facts about economic inequality

With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a “5 Facts” primer.

Fact Tank Jan. 7, 2014

5 facts about Americans’ views on life-and-death issues

From the morality of suicide to personal preferences for end-of-life care.

Fact Tank Dec. 4, 2013

5 facts about the minimum wage

A one-day strike by fast-food workers in 100 cities set for Thursday, along with protests planned in 100 more, is refocusing attention on efforts to raise wages for the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Congressional Democrats are pushing a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum to $10.10/hour from $7.25 and index it to the Consumer Price Index. […]

Fact Tank Nov. 27, 2013

5 facts about turkeys

Americans are producing fewer but bigger turkeys, and as domestic consumption falls more of the birds are heading overseas.

Fact Tank Nov. 6, 2013

5 facts about the U.S. Supreme Court’s public prayer case

Today, for the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a constitutional challenge to the practice of legislative prayer. Here are five facts about the case.

Fact Tank Oct. 23, 2013

5 facts about atheists

Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.

Fact Tank Oct. 16, 2013

5 facts about Social Security

As Washington wrangles over the budget deadlock, a look at how Social Security works.

Fact Tank Oct. 11, 2013

5 facts about the hajj

The annual Muslim hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca is underway, and more than a million pilgrims already have entered Saudi Arabia from abroad. These are five important facts about the hajj.

Fact Tank Oct. 9, 2013

5 facts about the national debt: What you should know

Basic facts on the national debt: How big it is, who we owe it to, how much we pay in interest and more