Fact TankNovember 16, 2016

Despite Oregon governor’s win, candidates of different sexual orientations could face resistance in a presidential run

While a growing number of LGBT politicians have been elected to public office and attitudes toward the LGBT community have become much more favorable over the past decade, survey data suggest that being gay or lesbian remains an obstacle for candidates running for president.

Fact TankNovember 15, 2016

Unlike other Latinos, about half of Cuban voters in Florida backed Trump

In Florida, Cubans were about twice as likely as non-Cuban Latinos to vote for Donald Trump.

Fact TankNovember 14, 2016

5 facts about the death penalty

Voters in three states voted in support of capital punishment in 2016 despite a fall in nationwide support. Here are five facts about the death penalty.

Fact TankNovember 9, 2016

Why 2016 election polls missed their mark

There is a great deal of speculation but no clear answers as to the cause of the disconnect, but there is one point of agreement: Across the board, polls underestimated Trump’s level of support.

Fact TankNovember 9, 2016

Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education

Donald Trump’s win followed a campaign that revealed deep divisions that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections.

Fact TankNovember 9, 2016

How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis

The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups.

Fact TankNovember 8, 2016

On Election Day, most voters use electronic or optical-scan ballots

The great majority of Americans who vote on Election Day will use one of two basic technologies: “fill-in-the-bubble” and other optical-scan ballots, or touch-screen computers and other direct recording electronic systems.

Fact TankNovember 7, 2016

America’s political divisions in 5 charts

As Election Day unfolds, look through five charts that highlight how politically polarized the nation has become.

Fact TankNovember 7, 2016

Social media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue

Exposure to a range of new ideas and viewpoints that many social media users encounter can occasionally cause people to change their minds about political issues or candidates.

Fact TankNovember 5, 2016

A gender gap in views of Hillary Clinton, even among her supporters

Men and women who support Clinton differ in their views about the Democratic candidate and her candidacy to become the first female U.S. president.