Fact Tank Mar. 5, 2014

Data Feed: Same-sex marriage support, Ukrainian-Russian relations, Venezuela’s political culture

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Fact Tank Mar. 4, 2014

Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire

In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.

Fact Tank Mar. 4, 2014

Polls show strong support for minimum wage hike

According to recent polls, one issue on which Obama can count on strong public support is his call for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.

Mar. 4, 2014

More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.

Fact Tank Mar. 4, 2014

Data Feed: Public support for minimum wage hike, suicidal tendencies, tech gender gap

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Fact Tank Mar. 3, 2014

Data Feed: Ukrainian views of democracy, 2014 billionaires, Senate landscape

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Fact Tank Mar. 3, 2014

As Obama meets with Netanyahu, Americans are divided on U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

Nearly as many Americans (39%) say the U.S. should be less involved in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as say it should remain as involved as it currently is (36%). About a fifth of Americans say the U.S. should be more involved.

Fact Tank Feb. 28, 2014

Data Feed: Millennials’ college payoff, Marcellus Shale job boom, global food waste

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Fact Tank Feb. 28, 2014

Chart of the Week: The decline of Yiddish, the rise of Tagalog

Spanish continues to be the most commonly spoken non-English language in the U.S., but other languages have risen and fallen in popularity — sometimes dramatically — over the past three decades.

Feb. 28, 2014

For Millennials, a bachelor’s degree continues to pay off, but a master’s earns even more

Millennials are the nation’s most educated generation in history in terms of finishing college. But despite the stereotype that today’s recent college graduates are largely underemployed, the data show that this generation of college grads earns more than ones that came before it.