Fact Tank Jun. 13, 2014

Chart of the Week: The World Cup of (almost) everything

Interactive brackets let you see how the 32 nations competing in the World Cup stack up on 70 different sporting, economic and social indicators.

Fact Tank Jun. 9, 2014

Southern Baptists confront a ‘third way’ on homosexuality and sin

Southern Baptists are trying to navigate the rapidly shifting landscape of same-sex marriage and homosexuality.

Fact Tank May. 30, 2014

Four-in-Ten Pakistanis say honor killing of women can be at least sometimes justified

Pakistan’s prime minister called the stoning death this week of a 25-year-old pregnant woman “unacceptable,” but a survey shows that not all Pakistanis share that view.

Fact Tank May. 29, 2014

Americans are somewhat more open to the idea of an atheist president

Some of the stigma associated with atheism may be fading as the number of U.S. adults self-identifying as atheist or agnostic rises.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2014

Which countries still outlaw apostasy and blasphemy?

In dozens of countries around the world, laws against apostasy and blasphemy remain even today.

Fact Tank May. 23, 2014

A half century of well-traveled popes

Led by the prolific travels of Pope John Paul II, pontiffs have reached 135 different countries and territories at least once since 1964.

Fact Tank May. 19, 2014

Middle East’s Christian population in flux as Pope Francis visits Holy Land

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Jordan, the West Bank and Israel this weekend, a region where the Christian population is in flux and where Francis has expressed concern about their well-being.

Fact Tank May. 15, 2014

Latinos in the U.S. have a strong belief in the spirit world

More than half (57%) of Latinos in the U.S. said that people can be possessed by spirits, and 44% said magic, sorcery or witchcraft can influence people’s lives.

Fact Tank May. 8, 2014

Hispanic Millennials are less religious than older U.S. Hispanics

A new survey on religious trends among U.S. Hispanics finds that Hispanic Millennials mirror young American adults overall in their lower rates of religious affiliation and commitment compared with their older counterparts.

Fact Tank May. 7, 2014

Fewer Hispanics are Catholic, so how can more Catholics be Hispanic?

This paradox is possible because of the growing size of the Hispanic population.