Fact TankMarch 31, 2016

10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world

We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

Fact TankMarch 18, 2016

5 facts about U.S. relations with Cuba

The renewal of diplomatic and economic ties has drawn widespread support in the U.S., but significant partisan differences on the future of the relationship between the two countries remain.

Fact TankMarch 14, 2016

Exit polls and the evangelical vote: A closer look

As Donald Trump has racked up big wins among self-described “born-again or evangelical” Christians in many of the early primaries, some religious leaders, political analysts and researchers have questioned whether many of these self-described evangelicals actually are evangelical Christians.

Fact TankMarch 11, 2016

This year’s GOP presidential battle isn’t the first – or even the deepest – party divide

Both major U.S. political parties have a long history of splits, splinters and other schisms.

Fact TankMarch 10, 2016

Many Americans say they voted, but did they?

One-in-six (16%) of those who say they “definitely voted” in the 2014 midterm election have no record of voting in commercially available national voter files.

Fact TankMarch 9, 2016

Democratic edge in Hispanic voter registration grows in Florida

Hispanic voters this year make up an even larger share of the state’s registered voters than in past years, but the profile of the Latino electorate has shifted over the past decade or so.

Fact TankMarch 8, 2016

So far, turnout in this year’s primaries rivals 2008 record

So far this year, Republican primaries are experiencing record turnouts, much as voting in Democratic primaries surged in 2008. But the longer-term trend in primary turnout has been down.

Fact TankMarch 4, 2016

Half of those who aren’t learning about the election feel their vote doesn’t matter

About one-in-ten Americans (9%) did not learn about this year’s presidential election in a given week from any of 11 types of sources asked about in a January Pew Research Center survey. One striking trait of this group is their lack of faith in the impact of voting. Half of this group thinks that their […]

Fact TankMarch 1, 2016

A divide between college, non-college Republicans

White Republicans with a college degree differ from those without a degree in their views on immigration, racial issues, politics and government, and business.

Fact TankFebruary 29, 2016

Super Tuesday showcases electorate’s growing racial, ethnic diversity

The U.S. electorate this year will be the country’s most diverse ever, and that is evident in several Super Tuesday states, in which blacks could have a significant impact.