Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2014

10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade

For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2014

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

11 facts for National Hispanic heritage Month that look at Latinos in the U.S. by age, geography and origin groups.

Fact Tank Sep. 15, 2014

In its peaceful nature and uncertain outcome, Scotland’s independence vote stands out

Scotland’s independence referendum stands out from most other such votes in two ways: its peaceful nature and doubt as to its outcome.

Fact Tank Sep. 10, 2014

Indians among most likely in the world to see extremist groups as ‘major threat’

A 2013 poll we conducted showed that globally Indians are among the most likely to say that Islamic extremist groups pose a “major threat” to their country.

Fact Tank Sep. 9, 2014

The countries most optimistic and pessimistic about their economic future

When it comes to how their economics will fare in the next year, the public is remarkably upbeat in a handful of nations and particularly pessimistic in a number of others.

Fact Tank Sep. 9, 2014

The divide over ordaining women

Only 11% of American congregations were led by women in 2012, according to press reports of an upcoming National Congregations Study survey. That figure hasn’t changed since 1998.

Fact Tank Sep. 8, 2014

Latino vote is small in nearly all states with hot Senate races

President Obama has delayed any executive action on immigration policy until after this year’s midterm elections. The president noted that part of the reason for this decision was to “make sure we get it right.” Meanwhile several analysts have said that any executive action might energize conservatives and jeopardize the Senate’s Democratic majority given the […]

Fact Tank Sep. 8, 2014

Who makes minimum wage?

Perhaps surprisingly, not very many people earn minimum wage, and they make up a smaller share of the workforce than they used to.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2014

What drove spike in public comments on net neutrality? Likely, a comedian

While some evidence suggests that the amount of news media coverage mirrored that of the public’s comments on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality policy changes, our analysis found that more likely drivers of comments were grassroots efforts, as well as a popular comedian’s 13-minute segment on net neutrality that aired on cable television and found a large online audience.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2014

Journal Study: Half of government-rebel power-sharing agreements fail

Power-sharing agreements aimed at resolving conflicts within countries between governments and insurgent groups have a mixed record of success, according to a new study.