Fact Tank Mar. 21, 2014

Chart of the Week: Do firefighters or musicians have richer parents?

How people’s incomes and jobs as adults compare with the households they grew up in.

Fact Tank Mar. 7, 2014

6 new findings about Millennials

Key takeaways from the Pew Research Center survey, “Millennials in Adulthood.”

Feb. 28, 2014

For Millennials, a bachelor’s degree continues to pay off, but a master’s earns even more

Millennials are the nation’s most educated generation in history in terms of finishing college. But despite the stereotype that today’s recent college graduates are largely underemployed, the data show that this generation of college grads earns more than ones that came before it.

Fact Tank Feb. 19, 2014

Fed report says household borrowing is rebounding from Great Recession

Outstanding household debt increased $241 billion during last October-December, the biggest quarterly jump since 2007.

Feb. 11, 2014

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

College-educated Millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on many economic measures. And the gap between the two groups is wider today compared with previous generations.

U.S. Politics Jan. 27, 2014

Economy: Pew Research Center Key Data Points

Strengthening the nation’s economy and improving the job situation have remained the public’s two top priorities for the White House and Congress.

Pew Research Center Jan. 27, 2014

The Middle Class: Key Data Points from Pew Research

Despite the economic recovery, the share of Americans who identify themselves as middle class has dropped sharply in recent years. The proportion of Americans who identify with the middle class has never been lower, dropping  to 44% from 53% in 2008 during the first months of the Great Recession, according to a survey conducted Jan. […]

Fact Tank Dec. 4, 2013

5 facts about the minimum wage

A one-day strike by fast-food workers in 100 cities set for Thursday, along with protests planned in 100 more, is refocusing attention on efforts to raise wages for the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Congressional Democrats are pushing a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum to $10.10/hour from $7.25 and index it to the Consumer Price Index. […]

Fact Tank Nov. 26, 2013

Anxious about the economy, more Americans worry about their jobs

About six-in-ten Americans worry that they will lose their jobs due to the current state of the economy.

Fact Tank Nov. 18, 2013

Dow soars, but only about half of Americans will benefit

About half of all Americans own stocks, either directly or indirectly.