Fact Tank May. 2, 2014

Support for al Qaeda was low before (and after) Osama bin Laden’s death

Support for al Qaeda, the terrorist organization that Osama bin Laden founded, was low among the Muslim publics surveyed in 2010, and remained low in 2013, two years after bin Laden’s ignominious end.

Fact Tank May. 1, 2014

In Germany, U.S., polls find little support for military aid to Ukraine

The action most favored by Germans (69%) in response to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine is economic and financial support for Ukraine, a measure that both the U.S. and Ukraine governments have backed.

Fact Tank May. 1, 2014

5 facts about prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S. and we present five facts about the prayer habits of Americans and the history of the day.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2014

Botched execution in Oklahoma renews death-penalty debate

Oklahoma’s botched execution of Clayton Lockett has renewed debate about how, and whether, the U.S. should impose the death penalty.

Apr. 30, 2014

5 facts about the modern American family

In 1960, 37% of households included a married couple raising their own children. More than a half-century later, just 16% of households look like that.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2014

Long-term unemployment is still high; new research suggests geography could be one reason

New research finds that living near where there are jobs significantly reduces the amount of time it takes unemployed jobseekers to find work, and that the effect is especially significant for blacks, women and older workers.

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.