Fact Tank Jun. 21, 2013

Sesame Street reaches out to 2.7 million American children with an incarcerated parent

Last week, Sesame Street added a new character — Alex, a child whose father is in prison. The new feature was meant to deal with the reality of a sharp increase in the number of incarcerated adults in the U.S.

Internet & Tech Jun. 20, 2013

Family Caregivers Wired for Health

Four-in-ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology.

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Jun. 13, 2013

Personal Milestones in the Coming Out Experience

The Pew Research Center’s survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults asked respondents about three key points in their coming out journey. The distribution of survey responses for each key point, along with medians, is shown in these charts.

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Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience

Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.

Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Americans

A new nationally-representative survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults finds that the overwhelming share say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade, but about half say there is still a lot of discrimination.

Pew Research Center Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience

In the Pew Research Center’s survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, we asked respondents to describe how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation/gender identity has been for them personally.

Fact Tank Jun. 11, 2013

5 facts about fathers

The Census Bureau estimates that last year there were about 189,000 stay-at-home dads, defined as married fathers with children younger than 15 who stayed out of the labor force for at least one year primarily to care for the family while their wife works outside the home. Those dads cared for an estimated 369,000 children. Fathers […]

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U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2013

Changing Attitudes on Same Sex Marriage, Gay Friends and Family

As support for gay marriage continues to grow, 72% of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable.”

Fact Tank May. 29, 2013

Breadwinner moms on the rise: Tell us your experience

Our new report on “Breadwinner Moms” has attracted widespread press coverage and discussion. FactTank asks readers to weigh in with their reactions.

May. 29, 2013

Breadwinner Moms

Mothers are now the sole or primary provider in 40% of households with children, up from just 11% in 1960. The public is conflicted about the gains women have made in the workplace, applauding the economic benefits, but also voicing concerns about the impact on children and marriage.