Fact Tank Jan. 10, 2014

Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem

About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.

Fact Tank Jan. 10, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where the smokers are

A new data visualization lets you pinpoint where smoking is most and least common around the world.

Fact Tank Jan. 8, 2014

Few Americans track their weight, diet or exercise online

Among the 6-in-10 Americans who say they track their weight, diet or exercise routine, 9% say they use online or app tools.

Fact Tank Dec. 17, 2013

What ails America? Dr. Google can tell you

Dr. Google’s waiting room was crowded in 2013. Online search has become an easy way for people to learn more about what’s ailing them, either to self-diagnose or find a remedy.

Internet & Tech Nov. 26, 2013

45% of Americans Have Chronic Conditions

The 45% of U.S. adults living with one or more chronic health conditions are less likely than other adults to go online. But once they are online, they are more likely to be active users of online health resources.

Elderly couple using digital tablet
Religion Nov. 21, 2013

Timeline: Key Dates in the End-of-Life Debate

Issues surrounding the end of life have been debated since long before New York became the first state to explicitly outlaw assisted suicide in 1828. This timeline looks at major events on the topic in the U.S. since the 1960s.

Religion Nov. 21, 2013

Religious Groups’ Views on End-of-Life Issues

In these summaries, religious leaders, scholars and ethicists from 16 major American religious groups explain how their faith traditions’ teachings address physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and other end-of-life questions.

Religion Nov. 21, 2013

To End Our Days

The Social, Legal and Political Dimensions of the End-of-Life Debate

Religion Nov. 21, 2013

Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments

Most Americans say there are circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die, but a growing minority says medical professionals always should do everything possible to save a patient’s life.

Fact Tank Nov. 13, 2013

Americans see U.S. losing ground against mental illness, prescription drug abuse

The public views a number of public health problems as serious, but while prescription drug abuse does not top the list, it stands out as a problem that Americans say is getting worse.