Fact Tank Nov. 22, 2013

Where were you when JFK was shot? Only 28.9% of Americans can answer that

Less than one-third of Americans were of age to recall personal memories from the day JFK was shot.

Fact Tank Nov. 21, 2013

JFK torchbearers now vote more Republican

Pew Research has tracked vote preference among different age cohorts in the past several presidential and midterm elections and looked at who was president when each cohort turned 18. By looking at likely voters from our pre-election surveys, we can see how each age cohort voted relative to the national average.

Fact Tank Nov. 20, 2013

JFK’s America

The mood of America during the Kennedy years had few parallels with today’s modern era.

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2013

Public has mixed view on banning trans fats

A nationwide survey finds 44% in favor of prohibiting restaurants from using trans fats in foods, while 52% oppose the idea.

Fact Tank Nov. 5, 2013

Only 1 in 7 House districts were competitive in 2012

In last year’s elections, winners won by at least 10 points in all but 62 of the 435 House districts.

Fact Tank Nov. 4, 2013

While focus on foreign problems lessens, U.S. public keeps its eye on China

While the American public increasingly has been looking inward after years of economic stress at home and a decade of wars abroad, they have a keen awareness of the challenges posed to the U.S. by China in the superpower competition between the two countries.

Fact Tank Nov. 1, 2013

Americans divided over whether U.S. achieved its goals in Iraq

A decade after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 46% of Americans believe the U.S. achieved its goals there while 43% said it had not.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2013

Sebelius goes before Congress amid negative public view of health exchanges

Surveyed shortly after the online health insurance exchanges launched, a plurality of Americans said they were not working well or at all.

Fact Tank Oct. 24, 2013

Tea Party Republicans have a love-hate relationship with government

Tea Party Republicans like some federal agencies as much as Democrats do.

Fact Tank Oct. 18, 2013

The tough job of being House speaker

During their terms as Speaker of the House, both Republican leader John Boehner and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi experienced similar trajectories in their favorability ratings.