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In the News
Videos: Our nation, in numbers.
April 30, 2019: Steve Ballmer speaks to The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
Ahead of the Midterms: A 10-K for America
PWBM’s Spring Policy Forum: Steve Ballmer - Government by the Numbers
CEO Conversation with Steve Ballmer and Patrick Steel
Steve Ballmer: America’s Shareholder Meeting
Steve Ballmer: Digging into the Data to Understand our Government
How to monitor government spending
Introduction to USAFacts at TEDx
Government by the numbers
Steve Ballmer at Code Conference
December 4th, 2018
Numbers Geek Podcast
Hosted by Geekwire co-founder and editor Todd Bishop, Numbers Geek reveals the often surprising stories behind the numbers; and uses numbers to try to help ground our national conversation in a common understanding of the facts behind the most important and divisive issues in the country.
November 1st, 2018
New Poll Shows Americans Think Divisions in our Country are Due to a Crisis of Facts
Americans are increasingly worried that divisions in our country are driven more by using different facts than by holding different in beliefs. In part two of USAFacts’ annual State of the Facts Poll, year-over-year trends demonstrate a concern that we are in a crisis of facts – where Americans see each other using sources of information they believe are biased, or not grounding their decisions in data.
September 28th, 2018
New Poll Shows Voters Driven by Facts over Values
New Poll Shows Voters Driven by Facts over Values; USAFacts and Countable Team Up to Launch First Site that Puts Candidates’ Positions in the Context of Data
June 22nd, 2018
USAFacts Names Poppy MacDonald as First Managing Director
POLITICO President and COO Poppy MacDonald will head former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s non-profit, non-partisan civic initiative
May 1st, 2018
USAFacts and Countable Bring Actionable Data Journalism to Readers
New partnership features USAFacts’ non-partisan data, made actionable by Countable content and dedicated Action Center
July 14th, 2017
USAFacts releases inaugural “state of the facts” poll
Survey finds Americans yearning for trusted facts and unbiased information about government. Respondents also lament decline of civic education and lack of trust in information on social media - a top source of news and information for millennials.
April 18th, 2017
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer launches USAFacts
Major new initiative brings government data to life. Aims to ground policy debates in a comprehensive and unbiased set of facts.