Fact TankDecember 29, 2016

Pew Research Center’s most-read research of 2016

Pew Research Center published 125 reports and more than 400 blog posts in 2016. Here were the ones that attracted the most readers.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2016

Tillerson would be first secretary of state without military or government experience

At least four secretaries of state previously worked as top executives for large private-sector companies.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2016

U.S. ends year with fewest executions since 1991

Just five states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas – accounted for all 20 executions in the U.S. in 2016.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2016

Health issues topped the list of scientific studies reaching wide audiences in 2016

Health care policy, space and evolution led the way.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2016

The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking

Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.

Fact TankDecember 22, 2016

How Americans are talking about Trump’s election in 6 charts

More than a month after the presidential election, Donald Trump’s victory and his plans for the presidency remain a topic of conversation for most – but not all – Americans. With the holidays approaching, 39% of U.S. adults say their families avoid conversations about politics. Following one of the most divisive campaigns in recent memory, here […]

Fact TankDecember 21, 2016

Apprehensions of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border rose sharply in October and November

The number of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border rose by 42% in October and November of 2016 compared with the same two-month period in 2015.

Fact TankDecember 21, 2016

16 striking findings from 2016

In 2016, Pew Research Center examined an array of topics in America – from immigration to the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats – as well as many from around the globe.

Fact TankDecember 20, 2016

Trump’s victory another example of how Electoral College wins are bigger than popular vote ones

For the fifth time in U.S. history, and the second time this century, a presidential candidate has won the White House while losing the popular vote.

Fact TankDecember 19, 2016

Most Americans don’t pay extra to support worker-friendly businesses

Around half of Americans say the question of working conditions is indeed important to them, though fewer are actually willing to pay more to support businesses that are seen as worker-friendly.