Fact Tank Apr. 2, 2014

Hispanics punch below their weight in midterm elections

Hispanics have voted in record numbers in recent years, but their turnout rate continues to lag behind whites and blacks, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census data.

Fact Tank Apr. 1, 2014

Catholics, other Christians support immigration reform, but say faith plays small role

Three-quarters of American adults say that immigrants living in the United States illegally should be able to stay. Catholics as a whole closely resemble the general public on this view, though Hispanic Catholics are much more supportive than non-Hispanic white Catholics. Majorities of other religious groups also support allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the country.

Fact Tank Apr. 1, 2014

Data Feed: New high in Obamacare support, household income rises, population falls in small town America

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

Fact Tank Apr. 1, 2014

Americans: Disengaged, feeling less respected, but still see U.S. as world’s military superpower

Polls show that Americans don’t want to get too involved in Ukraine’s problems with Russian encroachment, just as they have been disinclined to get drawn into other recent world trouble spots, including Syria, Egypt and Libya.

Fact Tank Mar. 31, 2014

Many around the world see climate change as a major threat

An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse — highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.

Fact Tank Mar. 31, 2014

Data Feed: New climate change report, survey of Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, the 1% versus the 0.01%

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

Fact Tank Mar. 31, 2014

Key findings about India ahead of its national election

On the eve of their parliamentary election, a new poll finds Indians are disgruntled about the state of their nation, deeply worried about a range of problems facing their society and supportive of new leadership in New Delhi. However, they remain fairly upbeat about the economic prospects for both India and the next generation. Notwithstanding […]

Fact Tank Mar. 31, 2014

When’s that Obamacare deadline? Like it or not, it’s today

Many of the uninsured were unaware of Obamacare’s March 31 deadline, although most did know that the law imposed penalties for those who failed to obtain insurance.

Fact Tank Mar. 28, 2014

Chart of the Week: The increasing number of executions around the world

Although capital punishment is practiced in only a relative handful of countries (140 countries have abolished it in law or in practice, according to Amnesty International), there were nearly 100 more executions around the world last year than in 2012, a 14% increase. The chart above, created by The Economist based on Amnesty’s data, graphically […]

Fact Tank Mar. 28, 2014

Data Feed: Global migration patterns, divorce among Baby Boomers, pope popularity

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