Fact Tank Sep. 17, 2014

Americans have dim view of trade’s impact on jobs and wages

While 68% of Americans say trade is good for the country, they hold starkly different views than people in other countries around the world when it comes to the supposed benefits of international commerce: job creation and higher wages.

Fact Tank Sep. 17, 2014

Q&A: Why one polling expert says Scotland likely to say ‘no’ to independence

Claire Durand, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, discusses recent polling on the issue of Scottish independence.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2014

Most of the world supports globalization in theory, but many question it in practice

People across the globe are of two minds about globalization: in principle, most believe it’s good for their country; in practice many – especially those in advanced economies – are not so sure it’s good for them personally.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2014

10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade

For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.

Fact Tank Sep. 15, 2014

In its peaceful nature and uncertain outcome, Scotland’s independence vote stands out

Scotland’s independence referendum stands out from most other such votes in two ways: its peaceful nature and doubt as to its outcome.

Fact Tank Sep. 9, 2014

The countries most optimistic and pessimistic about their economic future

When it comes to how their economics will fare in the next year, the public is remarkably upbeat in a handful of nations and particularly pessimistic in a number of others.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2014

Journal Study: Half of government-rebel power-sharing agreements fail

Power-sharing agreements aimed at resolving conflicts within countries between governments and insurgent groups have a mixed record of success, according to a new study.

Fact Tank Aug. 29, 2014

Russian poll: Putin faces limited opposition from his public on Ukraine

Despite criticism from the West on his actions in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin faces far fewer questions from a public that draws a distinction between support for separatist rebels and having a direct role in the continued violence in eastern Ukraine.

Fact Tank Aug. 26, 2014

Despite rocky diplomatic relations, Venezuelan public prefers U.S. to Cuba

Venezuelans have very different views of two of the nation’s most important trade partners: the United States and Cuba.

Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2014

Who are the Iraqi Kurds?

While the Kurds are a crucial part of Iraq’s political makeup, they are an ethnic group, not a distinct religious sect within Islam.