5 facts about the death penalty
Although there have been fewer executions in recent years than there were in the 1990s, 31 states still have the death penalty on their books, as does the federal government.
What we know about Cuba’s economy
Despite some reforms, the island country’s economy remains dominated by the government and state-owned enterprises.
Q&A: A look at what’s driving the changes seen in our Religious Landscape Study
Fact Tank sat down with David Campbell, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, to explore what the new findings mean.
5 facts about Latinos and education
Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans differ from general public in their religious affiliations
A majority of LGB adults are religiously affiliated, but they are much less likely to be Christian than the general public and are more drawn to smaller, non-Christian denominations.
Memorial Day: About half of veterans of post-9/11 wars served with someone who was killed
About half of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (47%) said that they served with a comrade that had been killed. That number rises to 62% among soldiers who were in combat.
The declining value of U.S. newspapers
Over the past two decades, major newspapers across the country have seen a recurring cycle of ownership changes and steep declines in value.
Mormons more likely to marry, have more children than other U.S. religious groups
Two-thirds (66%) of U.S. Mormon adults are currently married, down slightly from 71% in 2007 – but still high compared with current rates among Christians overall (52%) and U.S. adults overall (48%).
For Fact Tank’s anniversary, a look back at the news in the numbers
Here’s a roundup of our most-visited blog posts over the past year, along with some insights into the editorial thinking behind them.
Americans are aging, but not as fast as people in Germany, Italy and Japan
At least one-in-five people in Japan, Germany and Italy are already aged 65 or older, and most other European countries are close behind.