Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2014

Data Feed: Millennials and midterms, America’s global role, Homeownership rate hits low

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

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2014

Illegal immigration by boat: A dangerous, but common way of entering Europe

Boat migrants comprise less than 10% of the more than 1 million new immigrants entering the EU from non-EU countries by air, land or sea each year. But among those known to have arrived illegally in 2013, over half came by sea – the highest percentage in recent years.

Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2014

Mobile apps collect information about users, with wide range of permissions

The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.

Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2014

Data Feed: Dems at risk in midterms, support for contraceptive mandate, 4.5 million deported since 1996

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

Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2014

Kaiser: Majority of Americans back health law mandate on contraceptive coverage

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments on two challenges to the health care law’s mandate that requires many employers to include contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans, a mandate that has 61% public support.

Fact Tank Apr. 28, 2014

Americans agree inequality has grown, but don’t agree on why

Two-thirds of Americans say the gap between the rich and everyone else has increased, but when asked why they cite dozens of different reasons.

Fact Tank Apr. 28, 2014

Data Feed: More low-wage jobs, political implications of immigration reform, the rising retirement age

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

Fact Tank Apr. 25, 2014

The facts and figures behind proposed trans-Pacific trade deal

One of the biggest and most difficult items on President Obama’s Asia agenda has been trade — in particular, unsnarling negotiations for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement. The TPP would remove trade barriers among 12 nations on both sides of the Pacific that together account for about 40% of the global economy. But as might be expected, the […]

Fact Tank Apr. 25, 2014

Data Feed: Housing market shifts, Latin American economic outlook, who likes their state best

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

Fact Tank Apr. 25, 2014

Chart of the Week: U.S. middle class no longer the world’s richest

A New York Times chart illustrates disparities in income growth between the U.S. and other advanced economies.