September 24, 2013

The growing economic clout of the college educated

For the first time on record, nearly one out of every two dollars in aggregate U.S. household income went to the college educated.

Fact TankSeptember 20, 2013

Majority of Americans say banks, large corporations benefitted most from U.S. economic policies

Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say large banks and financial institutions have benefited the most from post-recession government policies.

Fact TankSeptember 18, 2013

How’s the economy doing? Depends on whether you’re a Democrat or Republican

Americans perceptions of the economy differ significantly by partisanship, regardless of what the actual economic data show.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 18, 2013

Republicans Sour on Ben Bernanke

As Ben Bernanke prepares to step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January, the public views him somewhat more favorably (38%) than unfavorably (31%), with 32% unable to offer a rating.

Fact TankSeptember 17, 2013

Five years after country’s fiscal crisis, wide partisan gap exists over financial regulation

The share of Republicans who say government regulation of financial institutions has gone too far is 38 percentage points higher than Democrats.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 12, 2013

Doubts About U.S. Economy Persist

Five years after the stock market crash, a 63%-majority says that the U.S. economic system is no more secure today than it was before the 2008 crisis, while just 33% say that it is more secure. And most say household incomes and the job situation have improved little since the recession.

August 21, 2013

Black unemployment rate is consistently twice that of whites

Much has changed for African-Americans since the 1963 March on Washington (which, recall, was a march for “Jobs and Freedom”), but one thing hasn’t: The unemployment rate among blacks is still about double that among whites, as it has been for most of the past six decades.

GlobalAugust 15, 2013

Inflation: Low by the numbers, but still a big public concern

About eight-in-ten Americans think rising prices are a “very” or “moderately” big problem.

Fact TankAugust 14, 2013

Economic impact of back-to-school shopping a matter of debate

August is prime season for buying back-to-school gear. But how much all that shopping adds to the economy is unclear.

Fact TankAugust 9, 2013

Chart of the Week: Poverty by congressional district

In the 2000s, poverty rose more in Republican congressional districts than in Democratic districts, though it’s still more prevalent in Democratic districts.