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.

Fact Tank Sep. 4, 2014

5 takeaways on how Americans view a world in crisis

The crises in the Middle East with ISIS and the power struggle with Russian in the Ukraine have caused Americans shift to their views on U.S. global involvement.

Sep. 4, 2014

Moonlighting is less common now, despite what you might have heard

Contrary to conventional wisdom, working multiple jobs has become less common over the past two decades.

Fact Tank Sep. 3, 2014

Religious divides persist heading into fall campaign

While there have been several controversial issues since 2010 at the intersection of religion and politics, there has been more stability than change among major religious groups’ voting preferences.

Fact Tank Sep. 3, 2014

Who runs for office? A profile of the 2%

Our data show that those who say they have sought office tend to be white, male and well-educated. In fact, while women account for half of the adult population, they are just a quarter of those who say they have run for office.

Fact Tank Sep. 2, 2014

7 facts about world migration

The world’s increasing population means that the sheer number of international migrants has never been higher.

Fact Tank Sep. 2, 2014

School days: How the U.S. compares with other countries

By now, most U.S. schoolchildren are either back in the classroom or headed there soon. As they make the transition from summer camp and bug spray to math homework and science projects, their weary parents may well wonder if children in the U.S. spend less time in the classroom than kids in other countries. The […]