Fact Tank Jun. 6, 2014

On D-Day anniversary, only 1 million World War II veterans still alive

By the next decennial anniversary, the VA estimates that their numbers will be down to 81,117.

Fact Tank May. 26, 2014

About half of veterans of post-9/11 wars served with someone who was killed

About half of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (47%) said that they served with a comrade that had been killed. That number rises to 62% among soldiers who were in combat.

Fact Tank May. 15, 2014

Veterans Administration critics include the soldiers who served in post-9/11 wars

Asked whether the VA put enough focus on post-9/11 war veterans compared to its treatment of previous generations of veterans, half of those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan said the treatment they got was about the right amount while 44% said it was not enough.

Fact Tank May. 8, 2014

Q/A: How Pew Research tracks public opinion in countries stricken by violence and unrest

Fact Tank sat down with James Bell, Pew Research’s director of international survey research, to discuss how the center designs and implements its surveys in places of conflict like Ukraine.

Fact Tank May. 1, 2014

In Germany, U.S., polls find little support for military aid to Ukraine

The action most favored by Germans (69%) in response to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine is economic and financial support for Ukraine, a measure that both the U.S. and Ukraine governments have backed.

U.S. Politics Apr. 29, 2014

Public Divided on Prospects for Peaceful Two-State Solution

Amid the breakdown of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, the public is divided over whether a way can be found for a peaceful two-state solution in the Middle East.

U.S. Politics Apr. 28, 2014

Americans Support Increased Sanctions against Russia

The public supports increased U.S. economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia by a 53% to 36% margin. But most oppose military aid to Ukraine.

Fact Tank Apr. 4, 2014

WashPost/Kaiser: Many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans bring home the burdens of war

Veterans returning from serving in Iraq or Afghanistan say they have found re-entering civilian life to be difficult. A significant share says they have experienced outbursts of anger in daily life. Others say their mental or emotional health is worse since their time in the service, or that they have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.

U.S. Politics Mar. 11, 2014

Most Say U.S. Should ‘Not Get Too Involved’ in Ukraine Situation

As Russian troops remain in Ukraine’s Crimea region and Crimea’s Parliament has set up a secession vote, Americans prefer the U.S. to not get too involved in the situation.

Fact Tank Feb. 14, 2014

As U.S. role in Afghanistan nears an end, more Americans see failure than success

About half of Americans say the U.S. has mostly failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.