Fact Tank Nov. 10, 2015

Key takeaways on mobile apps and privacy

Six-in-ten app downloaders have chosen not to install an app when they discovered how much personal information the app required in order to use it.

Fact Tank Nov. 9, 2015

Majority of Americans say scientists don’t have an ideological slant

64% of Americans perceive scientists as neither liberal nor conservative.

Fact Tank Oct. 19, 2015

Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds

The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.

Fact Tank Oct. 13, 2015

Digital romance: How teen boys and girls differ

Thanks to texting and social media, teens today have many more ways to reach out to a crush than in the analog days of using the family telephone and passing notes in the hallways.

Fact Tank Oct. 1, 2015

6 facts about teen romance in the digital age

A new Pew Research Center survey of 13- t0 17-year-olds examines how teens flirt, date and even break up in the digital age.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2015

The art and science of the scatterplot

This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.

Fact Tank Sep. 15, 2015

The race gap in science knowledge

When asked a series of 12 science-related questions, whites, on average, fared better than blacks or Hispanics. What’s behind this knowledge gap?

Fact Tank Sep. 14, 2015

Does water’s boiling point change with altitude? Americans aren’t sure

Only 34% of Americans correctly answered a question about the difference (if any) between boiling water in Los Angeles and Denver. So what’s the right answer, and why?

Fact Tank Aug. 28, 2015

Men catch up with women on overall social media use

Some 73% of online men use social media, on par with the 80% of online women who say they do so. But there are still some gender differences on specific platforms.

Fact Tank Aug. 26, 2015

Manners 2.0: Key findings about etiquette in the digital age

Our “always-on” mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It’s also rewriting social norms of what is rude and what is acceptable behavior.