Fact Tank Jul. 2, 2015

In wake of stronger growth, more Americans and Europeans say U.S. is top economic power

For the first time in six years, more people in America say that the U.S. – not China – is the world’s leading economic power, according to our new survey.

Fact Tank Jul. 1, 2015

Puerto Rico’s losses are not just economic, but in people, too

In a trend that is both a consequence of and contributor to its financial woes, the island’s population is declining at a clip not seen in more than 60 years.

Fact Tank May. 8, 2015

For young Americans, unemployment returns to pre-recession levels

More than half (50.9%) of the nation’s nearly 8 million unemployed for April are ages 16 to 34 – even though that group makes up just over a third of the civilian labor force.

Fact Tank Mar. 11, 2015

Jobs situation looks brighter as employers seek to fill more positions

There were 1.8 unemployed people per job opening in January, another indicator of the improving jobs situation.

Fact Tank Feb. 10, 2015

U.S. and European Millennials differ on their views of fate, future

A majority of younger Europeans don’t feel that they can impact the world around them or their future, a stark contrast with their American counterparts.

Fact Tank Feb. 9, 2015

Who are Europe’s Millennials?

What the dwindling youthful population of Europe believes and how their views differ from their aging and far more numerous elders may go a long way toward determining Europe’s fate.

Dec. 17, 2014

America’s wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families is widest on record

The gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record. In 2013, the median wealth of the nation’s upper-income families ($639,400) was nearly seven times the median wealth of middle-income families ($96,500).

Dec. 12, 2014

Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession

The median wealth of white households was 13 times the wealth of black households and 10 times that of Hispanic households in 2013, compared with eight and nine times, respectively, in 2010.

Fact Tank Nov. 25, 2014

6 facts about Japan’s downbeat economy

The world’s third largest economy faces long-term challenges, including pessimistic forecasts from the Japanese public, the hollowing out of Japan’s working-age population and the nation’s exorbitant public debt.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2014

When it comes to happiness, money matters

The different direction of economic fortunes since the Great Recession has had a major impact on life satisfaction in countries around the world.