Fact Tank Dec. 25, 2013

Most Americans believe in Jesus’ virgin birth

Most U.S. adults believe Jesus was born of a virgin, including one-third of Americans with no specific religious affiliation.

Fact Tank Dec. 24, 2013

It’s not just kids who are excited about a visit from Santa

One-in-five adults who don’t have kids that believe in Santa still plan on a visit from Santa this year.

Fact Tank Dec. 23, 2013

The world’s Christian population – take our quiz

How much do you know about the world’s Christian population? Which country has the largest Catholic population, and which has the largest number of Protestants? W have a short, ten-question quiz on the global Christian population to test your knowledge.

Fact Tank Dec. 23, 2013

Congress ends least-productive year in recent history

Congress enacted 57 laws — just 49 of them substantive — in the first session of its two-year term, the smallest first-year legislative output in nearly two decades.

Fact Tank Dec. 23, 2013

13 data milestones for 2013

In the course of conducting public opinion surveys and demographic analyses, the Pew Research Center found a wide range of data milestones, breakthroughs, peaks and valleys in 2013.

Fact Tank Dec. 23, 2013

For most wireless-only households, look south and west

The states with the most wireless-only households tend to be largely rural and in the West or South; households in the Northeast are most likely to hang onto their landlines.

Fact Tank Dec. 23, 2013

Christmas also celebrated by many non-Christians

About eight-in-ten non-Christians in the U.S. celebrate Christmas.

Fact Tank Dec. 20, 2013

Polling on the deficit: Why question order matters

Polling organizations devote a great deal of attention to the wording of survey questions, but they need to be just as concerned about how questions are ordered. The context in which a specific question is asked, particularly what directly precedes a question in a telephone interview, often has an impact on the way people respond.

Dec. 20, 2013

The link between parental leave and the gender pay gap

It turns out that countries that offer more liberal parental leave policies tend to have higher wage gaps among men and women ages 30-34, according to analyses by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Fact Tank Dec. 20, 2013

Chart of the Week: Coffee and tea around the world

Worldwide tea is far more popular than coffee, but preferences for one beverage over the other fall into distinct geographic patterns.