Fact Tank Nov. 4, 2014

Why measuring the demographics of voters on Election Day is difficult

The two primary sources that provide insight into voter demographics use different methodologies, are released at different times, and often produce slightly different results.

Fact Tank Nov. 4, 2014

No matter how tight the race, midterm voter turnout likely to remain lackluster

If history is any guide, well under half of eligible voters will come out to vote in Tuesday’s midterms.

Fact Tank Nov. 4, 2014

6 facts about the electorate on midterm day

Six facts about the 2014 electorate culled from Pew Research surveys and analyses during this midterm year.

Fact Tank Nov. 3, 2014

For most voters, congressional elections offer little drama

Most eligible voters — typically 8-in-ten or more — live in House districts with little or no real competition between candidates and parties.

Fact Tank Nov. 3, 2014

Berlin Wall’s fall marked the end of the Cold War for the American public

The impact of the “Fall of the Wall” on American opinions about the Cold War were as profound as the event was dramatic.

Fact Tank Oct. 31, 2014

The Turkish people don’t look favorably upon the U.S., or any other country, really

Since we began polling the Turkish people in 2002, never have more than three-in-ten held a favorable view of the U.S.

Fact Tank Oct. 31, 2014

Interest in midterms may be low, but local TV awash in political ad spending

Local TV has been receiving the largest portion of political media spending for at least a decade, but the share it consumes and the total dollars reaped continues to grow.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2014

5 facts about evolution and religion

Are faith and belief in evolution necessarily at odds?

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2014

When it comes to happiness, money matters

The different direction of economic fortunes since the Great Recession has had a major impact on life satisfaction in countries around the world.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2014

Which news organization is the most trusted? The answer is complicated.

Using data from our latest media survey, we look at different ways to measure public trust of news organizations.