Fact TankFebruary 10, 2016

Most Americans say U.S. economic system is unfair, but high-income Republicans disagree

Is the U.S. economic system fair to most Americans, or is it “rigged” to favor the rich and powerful?

Fact TankDecember 31, 2015

Your favorite Fact Tank data in 2015

From Millennials in the workforce to religion in America, our most popular posts told important stories about trends shaping our world.

Fact TankDecember 16, 2015

Americans’ views of Fed depend on their politics

Republicans, especially conservative Republicans, were more likely to view the institution unfavorably.

Fact TankAugust 18, 2015

5 facts about Social Security

Social Security has developed into one of the most popular federal programs, though that popularity is tempered by concern over its long-term financial outlook.

Fact TankAugust 3, 2015

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live

Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.

Pew Research CenterJuly 23, 2015

An Elaboration of AAAS Scientists’ Views

This report provides a deeper examination of views about key science topics by members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Fact TankJune 2, 2015

5 key findings about how Europeans view the economy and EU

Despite their increasingly upbeat economic mood, Europeans show growing support for nontraditional political parties critical of the EU.

Fact TankMay 21, 2015

For Fact Tank’s anniversary, a look back at the news in the numbers

Here’s a roundup of our most-visited blog posts over the past year, along with some insights into the editorial thinking behind them.

Fact TankApril 10, 2015

5 facts on how Americans view taxes

Benjamin Franklin popularized the sentiment that nothing is certain “except death and taxes.” But the public isn’t too keen on the current federal tax system, with 59% saying there is so much wrong that Congress should completely change it (38% say it works pretty well and needs only minor changes). As April 15 rolls around […]

Pew Research CenterMarch 19, 2015

Federal Tax System Seen in Need of Overhaul

Americans’ top complaint about the tax system is not the amount they pay in taxes, but the feeling that some corporations and wealthy people do not pay their fair share.