Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2014

Attending a Seder is common practice for American Jews

Percentage of U.S. Jews who say they participated in a Seder last year.

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2014

More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach

Growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.

Fact Tank Apr. 11, 2014

Chart of the Week: Making sense of the Medicare data dump

Different medical specialties varied widely not only in how much they received from the Medicare program, but in how much of those funds went to overhead.

Fact Tank Apr. 11, 2014

Data Feed: Congress’ shrinking middle ground, internet ad revenue, U.S. global leadership

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

Apr. 11, 2014

Birth rates lag in Europe and the U.S., but the desire for kids does not

While there are many factors driving what some deem a ‘Baby Bust’ in Europe and—to a lesser extent—the U.S., a lack of desire for children is not among them.

Apr. 10, 2014

Near Civil Rights Act anniversary, only a quarter of blacks report recent improvement in black people’s lives

President Obama today plans to commemorate the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law 50 years ago this summer, at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Tex. The historic legislation sought equal access to employment opportunity, public accommodations, public education and voting rights. A poll conducted six years after the landmark […]

Fact Tank Apr. 10, 2014

Data Feed: Obamacare’s influence on GOP voters, global image of U.S. leadership, fears of low inflation

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

Fact Tank Apr. 10, 2014

Gay marriage battle moves back to courts

A federal appeals court today will hear arguments in a constitutional challenge to Utah’s same-sex marriage ban – the first of five court challenges to state bans taking place over the next two weeks. This flurry of court activity comes on the heels of a number of other decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans in […]

Fact Tank Apr. 10, 2014

What kinds of Supreme Court cases interest Americans? Not campaign finance

The public paid relatively little attention to last week’s major Supreme Court ruling striking down campaign contribution limits, but other high-profile cases do get a lot of attention.

Fact Tank Apr. 10, 2014

Small digital news sites: young, lean and local

A new Pew Research Center State of the News Media analysis finds that the growing digital news world is largely comprised of hundreds of smaller sites, often local in scope, that are working to fill gaps left by legacy reporting cuts.