GlobalFebruary 15, 2017

U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries

American students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations, in international assessments of math, science and reading.

ScienceFebruary 7, 2017

Majorities in all major religious groups support requiring childhood vaccination

Still, white evangelical Protestants and religious “nones” are somewhat less likely than members of other religious groups to support a vaccine requirement.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 2, 2017

The changing face of Congress in 5 charts

Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

Fact TankJanuary 11, 2017

About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling

Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Fact TankJanuary 5, 2017

Unauthorized immigrants covered by DACA face uncertain future

The many unauthorized immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program now must wait and see what happens under President-elect Donald Trump.

Fact TankJanuary 4, 2017

Among high school seniors, interest in science varies by race, ethnicity

Asian and Pacific Islander high school seniors are the most likely to say they like science, while blacks are the least likely.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2016

The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking

Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.

Fact TankDecember 19, 2016

The education gap between Hindus in India and the West

Hindus are among the least educated of the world’s major religious groups when looked at globally, but this is not true of Hindus everywhere.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

Q&A: The Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Melina Platas, an assistant professor of political science at New York University Abu Dhabi, explains the Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa.