Apr. 21, 2014

Why is the teen birth rate falling?

The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s. What’s behind the trend?

Fact Tank Apr. 18, 2014

Generational equity and the ‘Next America’

A few critics have portrayed our report as an effort to foment a “generational war” over Social Security and Medicare. Let me respond.

Fact Tank Apr. 18, 2014

When Easter and Christmas near, more Americans search online for “church”

More Americans search for “church” around Easter than at any other time, with the Christmas season usually ranking second, according to Google Trends data.

Fact Tank Apr. 18, 2014

Chart of the Week: How Americans die, by the numbers

Americans aren’t dying like they used to. They’re living longer, and more are dying of natural causes. In 2010, nearly one-third of all deaths (31%) came from people ages 85 and older – a big improvement from 1968, when the 85+ age cohort made up just 12.6% of all deaths.

Fact Tank Apr. 18, 2014

Data Feed: More twins, the rich die old, Crimean public opinion

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

Apr. 18, 2014

On weekends, dads find more time for leisure than moms

The “leisure gap” between fathers and mothers, which is quite modest on the weekdays, grows to a one hour difference on Saturdays and Sundays.

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2014

Data Feed: Newly insured in 2014, future of tech, how Americans die

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics Republicans narrow Democrats’ fundraising advantage in 54 competitive contests, WSJ Many voters say Obama lies to the country on important matters, topline, Fox News Christie, Bush and Paul are top GOP picks, today, for 2016, Fox News […]

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2014

Reality check: How close are we to teleportation and Mars colonies?

We asked Americans how likely they thought five things were to happen by 2064. Here’s what they said, and what science says.

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2014

Five findings about digital video news

News audiences are watching more digital news video than ever before and newsrooms are investing in creating more video content.

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2014

From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future

Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don’t agree on what will or won’t come to pass.