Fact TankDecember 12, 2016

Most Americans haven’t heard of the ‘alt-right’

The political movement known as the alt-right has sparked considerable debate in recent weeks. Most Americans, however, haven’t heard of the movement at all.

Fact TankDecember 9, 2016

Obama has used clemency power more often than any president since LBJ

He is on track to commute more sentences than any president since Wilson, who commuted 1,366. But he has granted fewer pardons to date than any president for whom DOJ has published statistics.

Fact TankDecember 8, 2016

Republicans, Democrats find common ground on many provisions of health care law

Americans remain split in their opinions about the Affordable Care Act and its future. But while President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the overhaul, individual provisions are broadly popular, even across partisan lines.

Fact TankDecember 8, 2016

GOP gained ground in middle-class communities in 2016

Although many middle-class areas voted for Barack Obama in 2008, they overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump in 2016, a shift that was a key to his victory.

Fact TankDecember 5, 2016

What kinds of backgrounds do U.S. attorneys general have?

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, closely resembles many previous Justice Department leaders.

Fact TankDecember 1, 2016

Will Trump’s backing revive moribund term-limits movement?

Although the movement to limit congressional terms has been largely dormant for the past two decades, 15 states do limit how many terms their own legislators can serve.

Fact TankNovember 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton won Latino vote but fell below 2012 support for Obama

Hillary Clinton won 66% of Latino voters on Election Day, a level of Democratic support similar to 2008 but lower than 2012.

Fact TankNovember 29, 2016

Trump voters want to build the wall, but are more divided on other immigration questions

Though many Trump supporters say illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S. and want to build the wall, they are more divided on other questions.

Fact TankNovember 22, 2016

Most say their churches remained above the electoral fray this year

Among voters who attend religious services at least once a month, relatively few say election information was made available to them in their places of worship.

Fact TankNovember 22, 2016

Among democracies, U.S. stands out in how it chooses its head of state

No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.