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After the Fact

After the Fact is a podcast from The Pew Charitable Trusts that brings you data and analysis on the issues that matter to you—from our environment and the sciences, to larger economic trends and public health. Experts from Pew and other special guests discuss the numbers and trends shaping some of society’s biggest challenges with host Dan LeDuc, then go behind the facts with nonpartisan analysis and stories.

Dec 15, 2023

Stat: 57%: The percentage of Americans who believe that partisan conflicts receive too much attention these days.

Story: A majority of Americans say partisan fighting gets too much attention while important issues facing the country get too little. In the final episode of our season on polarization, Utah Governor...

Dec 1, 2023

Stat: 79%: The share of Americans who believe access to the internet and social media has made people more divided in their political opinions. 
Story: Social media plays a significant role in society, but data shows that most Americans believe it negatively affects our democracy and contributes to polarization. In...