Fact Tank Sep. 22, 2015

Who’s left out in a Web-only survey and how it affects results

We surveyed non-Web panel members by mail and assessed how much, if at all, their non-participation would affect the outcome in a poll conducted exclusively online.

Fact Tank Sep. 22, 2015

6 facts about how Americans and Chinese see each other

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tour of the United States comes at a time of many tensions between the two nations. Our surveys capture American public opinion toward China, and Chinese public opinion toward the U.S.

Sep. 22, 2015

The many ways to measure economic inequality

Just what is “economic inequality”? Depends on whom you ask.

Fact Tank Sep. 21, 2015

Among Catholics, fewer Latinos than whites seek changes to the church

On a variety of issues – such as recognizing gay marriages and determining eligibility for Holy Communion – Latino Catholics tend to be more aligned with the church than are white Catholics.

Fact Tank Sep. 21, 2015

A closer look at Catholics in Washington, New York and Philadelphia

On his first papal trip to the U. S., Pope Francis will visit three Northeastern cities that are within a few hundred miles of each other. But while New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., may be geographically close, their Catholic populations look different from one another in several ways.

Fact Tank Sep. 17, 2015

Indians adore Modi

One year after history-making political change swept the country, Indians’ fervor for their leader Narendra Modi has not abated. A new poll in India shows the public’s views of the country’s direction and the economy are on the rise.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2015

The art and science of the scatterplot

This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2015

Polls show Republicans in a restive mood

Even before Donald Trump and Ben Carson surged past more traditional GOP presidential candidates in the polls, Republicans were feeling restive about their party and its leaders.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2015

Key findings about Africans’ views on economy, challenges

Sub-Saharan Africans are feeling positive about their current and long-term economic prospects compared with those in other regions of the world. However, they still see the need for more foreign aid and are concerned about the serious challenges facing them, especially when it comes to better health care and jobs.

Fact Tank Sep. 15, 2015

The race gap in science knowledge

When asked a series of 12 science-related questions, whites, on average, fared better than blacks or Hispanics. What’s behind this knowledge gap?