Dec. 16, 2013

Who men and women prefer as their co-workers

Most Americans say it doesn’t matter if their co-workers are men or women. But for those with a preference, men say they would rather work with men—and women say the same.

Fact Tank Dec. 13, 2013

Boehner takes on Tea Party at time when Republican views of him are more unfavorable

The point increase in unfavorable opinions of Rep. John Boehner since he became House Speaker.

Fact Tank Dec. 13, 2013

Four-in-ten Chinese see U.S. military presence in East Asia as a threat

While only 12% of Chinese regard the U.S. as an enemy, 41% see the U.S. military presence in East Asia as a major threat to their country and 63% see the U.S. as the nation posing the greatest threat to China.

Fact Tank Dec. 13, 2013

Chart of the Week: Most new gun laws since Newtown ease restrictions

In the year since the Newtown school shootings, most new state gun laws have loosened rather than tightened restrictions.

Fact Tank Dec. 12, 2013

Eastern and Western Europe divided over gay marriage, homosexuality

Recent developments in Croatia and Scotland highlight a stark divide between Eastern and Western Europe on the topic of same-sex marriage.

Fact Tank Dec. 12, 2013

A year after Newtown, little change in public opinion on guns

After the horrific shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a year ago claiming the lives of 20 children and six adults, there was a sense in the country – especially among gun-control supporters — that the tragedy would be different from similar ones in the past and push the nation to action. But ultimately, a sustained change in public opinion did not materialize, and a bill to tighten gun laws died in the Senate.

Fact Tank Dec. 12, 2013

‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays’?

When asked about how stores should greet their customers over the holidays, 42% of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas,” 12% prefer “Happy Holidays” and 46% say it doesn’t matter.

Dec. 12, 2013

Among 38 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave

Estonia offers about two years of paid leave for new mothers, and Hungary and Lithuania offer one-and-a-half years or more. What about the U.S.?

Fact Tank Dec. 11, 2013

Pope Francis’ big year

Pope Francis began this year as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentine archbishop. He finishes it as Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

Dec. 11, 2013

Who’s the boss? In U.S. business, it’s mostly men

Fewer than 5% of Fortune 1000 companies have women CEOs, and only 10% of women nationally say they’re a boss or top manager. Women are consistently less likely than men to say they want to be a boss someday.