Fact TankMay 5, 2014

More women than men earn the federal minimum wage

Substantially more women than men are in jobs that pay the minimum wage of less, , according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by the Pew Research Center.

Fact TankApril 15, 2014

On Tax Day, Americans’ views of taxes and the IRS

Five facts about how Americans feel about the tax system and the IRS

Fact TankMarch 4, 2014

Polls show strong support for minimum wage hike

According to recent polls, one issue on which Obama can count on strong public support is his call for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.

Fact TankFebruary 24, 2014

Plurality of Americans support current level of defense spending

A plurality of Americans say defense spending should be kept at current levels.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2013

Chart of the Week: Where the loss of unemployment benefits will hit

A map from the Washington Post shows the states where the expiration of unemployment benefits on Saturday will have the most impact.

Pew Research CenterDecember 19, 2013

Public Resists Entitlement Cuts in Deficit Debate

Majorities of Americans say it is more important to maintain spending on Social Security and Medicare and programs to help the poor than to take steps to reduce the budget deficit.

Fact TankDecember 10, 2013

Regulators approve Volcker Rule, but public is split on financial regulation

About half of Americans think the government hasn’t gone far enough in regulating financial institutions following the 2007-08 financial crisis.

Fact TankDecember 6, 2013

The U.S.’s high income gap is met with relatively low public concern

Public awareness of income inequality in the U.S. appears to be out of touch with existing income gaps in contrast to most other countries.

Pew Research CenterOctober 22, 2013

Public Closely Tracks Shutdown Resolution

The public closely tracked the resolution to the government shutdown and increase in the debt limit, with nearly half (49%) saying they followed news very closely and 30% saying they followed news somewhat closely.

Fact TankOctober 18, 2013

Chart of the Week: The geography of the House’s conservative core

More than half of House Republicans who wanted to use the appropriations process to de-fund the Affordable Care Act are from the South.