Fact Tank Mar. 19, 2015

Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations

Our new report looks at how people perceive the internet’s impact on their lives, how many people access it and who they are, and what people do online.

Fact Tank Mar. 3, 2015

Opinions on expanding access to experimental drugs differ by race, income

Generally, higher-income adults and college degree earners are more likely than others to favor greater availability, and African-Americans are significantly less supportive of the idea.

Fact Tank Feb. 19, 2015

The skills Americans say kids need to succeed in life

In a recent Pew Research survey, more respondents said communication skills were most important for children to have, followed by reading, math, teamwork, writing and logic. Science fell somewhere in the middle.

Fact Tank Feb. 13, 2015

From telegrams to Instagram, a look at presidents and technology

President Obama’s recent interviews with Buzzfeed and Vox, and his embrace of online news and social media more generally, stands in a long tradition of presidents employing novel communications technologies to speak to Americans directly.

Fact Tank Feb. 12, 2015

5 facts about online video, for YouTube’s 10th birthday

YouTube has become one of the most visited websites in the world. The video-sharing firm says that 100 hours of video are uploaded there every minute.

Fact Tank Feb. 3, 2015

NASA popularity still sky-high

NASA continues to be very popular among the public, with four times as many Americans holding a favorable view of the space agency as unfavorable (68% vs. 17%).

Fact Tank Feb. 3, 2015

Social media preferences vary by race and ethnicity

Latinos, blacks and whites use social media networks about equally, but there are some differences in their preferences for specific social media sites.

Fact Tank Feb. 2, 2015

Young adults more likely to say vaccinating kids should be a parental choice

A majority of Americans think children should be required to get vaccinated. Young adults more likely to say vaccinating kids should be a parental choice.

Fact Tank Feb. 2, 2015

U.S. students improving – slowly – in math and science, but still lagging internationally

Scientists and the general public agree that K-12 STEM education in the U.S. leaves much to be desired, and test results appear to back them up.

Fact Tank Jan. 29, 2015

Why Pew Research Center is going deeper on science

While we have explored science-related issues in the past, our new science publication marks a more formal commitment to studying the intersection of science with all aspects of society – from public opinion, to politics and policymaking, to religious and ethical considerations, to education and the economy.