Fact Tank Sep. 19, 2013

Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges

Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Fact Tank Sep. 13, 2013

Chart of the Week: A stroll down financial-crisis memory lane

A short history of the financial crisis that exploded five years ago, in one chart.

Fact Tank Sep. 13, 2013

Nation’s debt has nearly reached its $16.7 trillion ceiling

The federal debt ceiling is nearly $16.7 trillion.

Fact Tank Sep. 12, 2013

Americans perceive an uneven recovery — and they’re right

Americans have a pretty good sense of how well different aspects of the economy have — and haven’t — recovered from the Great Recession.

Fact Tank Sep. 12, 2013

Few Americans have confidence in Putin or trust Russia

As the U.S. explores a Russian plan for securing Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, it does so at a time when the American public is skeptical about Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin.

Fact Tank Sep. 11, 2013

Colorado recall points to greater intensity among gun-rights supporters

Supporters of gun-rights tend to feel more strongly about their position, and more willing to act on it politically, than backers of gun-control legislation.

Fact Tank Sep. 11, 2013

U.S. spends over $16 billion annually on counter-terrorism

Amount the U.S. intelligence community proposed to spend on counter-terrorism in fiscal 2013.

Fact Tank Sep. 9, 2013

As French, U.S. leaders push for Syria action, their people are united in opposition

The American and French publics, who a decade ago bitterly disagreed over the U.S. invasion of Iraq, now see eye-to-eye on the looming military strike against Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people. In principle they both think there are times when it is necessary to use military force […]

Fact Tank Sep. 6, 2013

In foreign affairs, Americans are less receptive to moral arguments

Americans generally are less willing to support foreign policies on moral or humanitarian grounds than when they are cast as directly benefiting the United States or its allies.

Fact Tank Sep. 4, 2013

Most members of Congress have little direct military experience

Veterans make up a smaller share of Congress than at any time in the past five decades.