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.

Fact Tank Apr. 16, 2014

Europeans hold more liberal views on moral issues

Europeans are consistently more liberal than Latin Americans, Asians, Africans, and Middle Easterners when it comes to judging what things are morally acceptable or not.

Fact Tank Apr. 16, 2014

Africans among the most morally opposed to contraception

Five sub-Saharan African nations – Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Senegal – rank among the nine countries with the most moral opposition to contraception

Fact Tank Apr. 16, 2014

67 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, Major League Baseball looks very different

As the number of black players has declined, baseball has seen a rising share of white players.

Fact Tank Apr. 16, 2014

Data Feed: Partisan Senate polls, Census changes, Health care sign-ups

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

Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2014

NSA coverage wins Pulitzer, but Americans remain divided on Snowden leaks

Percentage of the public saying in January that Edward Snowden’s leaks “served the public interest,” compared with 43% who say the leaks “harmed the public interest.”

Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2014

Data Feed: Tax Day facts, Americans’ Putin dilemma, global morality

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

Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2014

What’s morally acceptable? It depends on where in the world you live

A new Global Morality Interactive, based on a survey conducted last year, shows how people in 40 countries view behaviors ranging from extramarital affairs to using contraceptives.

Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2014

On Tax Day, Americans’ views of taxes and the IRS

Five facts about how Americans feel about the tax system and the IRS

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2014

SpaceX launch illustrates NASA’s growing use of private companies

NASA’s SpaceX launch could herald the beginning of the use of private, reusable rockets to service America’s space program.