Fact Tank Jun. 3, 2014

Less than half of Ukrainians support economic aid from the West

The Ukrainians’ lack of enthusiasm for economic aid comes at a time when their economic outlook is bleak.

Fact Tank Jun. 3, 2014

How America’s opinion of China has changed since Tiananmen

As the Tiananmen protests unfolded in 1989, most Americans wanted to show support for the pro-democracy movement. But in the years since, economic ties and economic competition have become the dominant topics between the two nations, while at the same time the relationship has become more distrustful.

Fact Tank Jun. 2, 2014

Syria’s neighbors give Assad the thumbs down

Strong majorities of the publics in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, Tunisia and Turkey and half the public in Lebanon voice a very unfavorable view of the embattled Syrian leader.

Fact Tank Jun. 2, 2014

Top issue for Hispanics? Hint: It’s not immigration

There are several issues that consistently rank higher on the list than immigration.

Fact Tank Jun. 2, 2014

EPA to propose power plant pollution cuts, an idea the public has backed

President Obama is expected to announce a new rule cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants. A Pew Research Center survey last September found support for action to cut emissions.

Fact Tank May. 30, 2014

Four-in-Ten Pakistanis say honor killing of women can be at least sometimes justified

Pakistan’s prime minister called the stoning death this week of a 25-year-old pregnant woman “unacceptable,” but a survey shows that not all Pakistanis share that view.

Fact Tank May. 30, 2014

Chart of the Week: What top tech execs have in common besides money

The U.S. tech landscape would look very different without immigrants.

May. 30, 2014

5 facts about today’s college graduates

Facts and figures about college graduates.

May. 29, 2014

Census says it will count same-sex marriages, but with caveats

The new approach reflects the bureau’s evolving policy on reporting household relationships, as it tries to keep pace with social change.

Fact Tank May. 29, 2014

Americans are somewhat more open to the idea of an atheist president

Some of the stigma associated with atheism may be fading as the number of U.S. adults self-identifying as atheist or agnostic rises.