GlobalDecember 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.

December 4, 2015

The link between a college education and a lasting marriage

College-educated women have an almost eight-in-ten chance of still being married after two decades.

November 11, 2015

Record share of young women are living with their parents, relatives

A larger share of young women live at home with their parents or other relatives than at any point since 1940, as more attend college and marry later in life.

GlobalOctober 8, 2015

More than any other foreign language, European youths learn English

The European Union is awash with languages, but European students study one foreign language far more than any other.

HispanicOctober 5, 2015

Today’s newly arrived immigrants are the best-educated ever

Four-in-ten immigrants arriving in the U.S. in the past five years had completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In 1970, only 20% of newly arrived immigrants were similarly educated.

GlobalSeptember 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa makes progress against poverty but has long way to go

As the UN looks to adopt new goals for the next 15 years, sub-Saharan Africa still lags behind other developing regions in the areas of poverty, health care and education.

Internet & TechSeptember 16, 2015

The art and science of the scatterplot

This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.

Internet & TechSeptember 15, 2015

The race gap in science knowledge

When asked a series of 12 science-related questions, whites, on average, fared better than blacks or Hispanics. What’s behind this knowledge gap?

September 11, 2015

Class of 2025 expected to be the biggest, most diverse ever

Attention, parents of third graders: If demographic patterns hold, your children could be in the largest U.S. college freshman class ever.

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ScienceSeptember 10, 2015

Science Knowledge Quiz

Who developed the polio vaccine? Does water boil at different temperatures based on altitude? Which is the hottest of Earth’s three layers? Take our science quiz and see how you compare with Americans overall.