Jul. 9, 2015

How Americans compare with the global middle class

On a global scale, the vast majority of Americans are either upper-middle income or high income. And many Americans who are classified as “poor” by the U.S. government would be middle income globally.

Fact Tank Jul. 9, 2015

Financial crises surprisingly common, but few countries close their banks

In more than four decades, only seven countries have imposed the kind of limits on people’s access to their bank accounts that Greeks have been under since June 28.

Fact Tank Jul. 8, 2015

6 key takeaways about the world’s emerging middle class

During the first decade of this century, the world experienced a dramatic drop in the number of people living in poverty and a significant rise in the number who could be considered middle income, but the majority of the global population remains low income.

Fact Tank Jul. 8, 2015

Russians warm to China as relations with U.S. cool

As Russia plays host this week to a critical summit of leaders of the emerging market nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), Russian President Vladimir Putin is especially keen on bolstering ties with the leading economic power of the group – China.

Fact Tank Jul. 7, 2015

5 facts about Greece and the EU

Most Greeks polled in 2014 didn’t express particularly warm views of the EU. And public sentiment showed that many in other European nations harbor negative stereotypes of Greeks.

Fact Tank Jul. 6, 2015

Most of the busiest U.S. airports have dedicated chapels

More than half of America’s busiest airports have dedicated chapels, and many of these facilities offer a variety of worship services for different faith traditions.

Fact Tank Jul. 3, 2015

As Greeks head to the polls, the Twitter conversation differs by language

Among Greek-language tweets studied, 40% of the conversation included positive expressions about the EU proposals on the referendum calling for a financial bailout, while 33% was negative and 27% was neutral.

Fact Tank Jul. 3, 2015

America divided on the secret to its success

Compared with those in many other countries, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But public opinion surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.

Fact Tank Jul. 2, 2015

In wake of stronger growth, more Americans and Europeans say U.S. is top economic power

For the first time in six years, more people in America say that the U.S. – not China – is the world’s leading economic power, according to our new survey.

Fact Tank Jul. 2, 2015

Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage

In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.