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.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2014

El-Sisi likely to win Egypt election, but questions about mandate remain

Low turnout in Egypt’s presidential election has raised concerns that a victory for former general Abdel Fattah El-Sisi would leave the government without a sufficient mandate.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2014

Which countries still outlaw apostasy and blasphemy?

In dozens of countries around the world, laws against apostasy and blasphemy remain even today.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2014

As the New York Times’ first black executive editor, Dean Baquet is in a distinct minority

The ascension of Dean Baquet—the first African-American to run the paper’s newsroom—has renewed the focus on minority hiring in the news industry.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2014

Obama charts a new foreign policy course for a public that wants the focus to be at home

The speech also comes at a time when the American public has less of an appetite for foreign involvement and believes American clout is not what it used to be.

Fact Tank May. 27, 2014

Mexicans, Dominicans are more Catholic than most other Hispanics

Differences exist among Hispanics’ religious affiliation when they are looked at by their country of origin: Mexicans and Dominicans are more likely than most other Hispanic origin groups to say they are Catholic.

Fact Tank May. 27, 2014

From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

Today’s volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.

Fact Tank May. 26, 2014

About half of veterans of post-9/11 wars served with someone who was killed

About half of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (47%) said that they served with a comrade that had been killed. That number rises to 62% among soldiers who were in combat.

Fact Tank May. 23, 2014

Chart of the Week: Is food too cheap for our own good?

Americans spend less on food than they ever have, and are fatter than they’ve ever been. Could there be a connection?

Fact Tank May. 23, 2014

A half century of well-traveled popes

Led by the prolific travels of Pope John Paul II, pontiffs have reached 135 different countries and territories at least once since 1964.