Fact Tank Mar. 24, 2014

Census Bureau explores new Middle East/North Africa ethnic category

Organizations representing people of Middle Eastern and North African descent are asking the Census Bureau to add a new ethnic category for them on forms, and it is one of the changes the bureau is exploring.

Fact Tank Mar. 24, 2014

5 questions about the Hobby Lobby case and contraceptive coverage

A Q & A about the two related cases that will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday involving a challenge to regulations in the Affordable Care Act requiring many employers to include free coverage of contraceptive services in their employees’ health insurance plans.

Fact Tank Mar. 21, 2014

Data Feed: City/country political divide, long-term unemployment, educational inequality

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

Fact Tank Mar. 21, 2014

Chart of the Week: Do firefighters or musicians have richer parents?

How people’s incomes and jobs as adults compare with the households they grew up in.

Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2014

What happens to the internet after the U.S. hands off ICANN to others?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a multinational organization that oversees the address book of the internet thanks to a contract issued by the U.S. government. What happens when this contract expires in September 2015?

Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2014

Data Feed: Federal drug prosecutions, American coal exports, social trust, partisan media effects

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

Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2014

Even before Ukraine crisis, views of Putin had grown more negative in U.S., Europe

Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president had already been marked by clear signs of his intention to reassert his country as a world power before his move to annex Crimea. But whatever impact the latest events have on international opinion about Putin, views about him in the U.S. and allied countries had already turned negative compared to his first took office in 2000.

Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2014

New Muslim American council aims to measure a diverse community

The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations recently announced its formation, uniting 10 major American Muslim groups.

Fact Tank Mar. 19, 2014

Religious police found in nearly one-in-ten countries worldwide

As of 2012, at least 17 nations have police that enforce religious norms. Religion police forces are most common in the Middle East and North Africa, and are also found in the Asia-Pacific and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fact Tank Mar. 19, 2014

Data Feed: Keystone XL divides Democrats, global views of online censorship, how to gain Twitter followers

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