Fact Tank Oct. 29, 2015

The most – and least – energy-intensive nations

The U.S. Virgin Islands is the most “energy intensive” place on Earth — meaning it uses the most energy per unit of GDP — while gambling hub Macau is one of the least.

Fact Tank Oct. 29, 2015

Measuring the ‘good’ life around the world

What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.

Fact Tank Oct. 20, 2015

What Canada’s new government might mean for U.S. relations

On some key issues, like the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), supporters of Canada’s Liberal Party are less supportive than their Conservative Party predecessors.

Fact Tank Oct. 8, 2015

More than any other foreign language, European youths learn English

The European Union is awash with languages, but European students study one foreign language far more than any other.

Oct. 8, 2015

Refugee surge brings youth to an aging Europe

Hundreds of thousands of mostly young refugees are fleeing into Europe, where most countries have rapidly aging (and sometimes shrinking) populations.

Fact Tank Oct. 6, 2015

How abortion is regulated around the world

The regulation of abortion may vary widely from country to country, but nearly all nations – 96% – allow women to terminate their pregnancies in order to save their lives.

Fact Tank Sep. 30, 2015

Europe’s asylum seekers: Who they are, where they’re going, and their chances of staying

For the hundreds of thousands of migrants entering the European Union, their chances of gaining asylum vary greatly depending on where they’re from and in which country they apply.

Fact Tank Sep. 25, 2015

Relatively few in U.S., Europe see climate change as a serious threat

Global climate change was the top-rated threat in a recent 40-nation survey, but concern about the issue is relatively low in the United States and Europe.

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2015

What Americans, Europeans think of immigrants

Pope Francis has urged European Catholics to take in some of the thousands of migrants streaming in from Syria and other countries amid the world’s largest refugee crisis on record, and in his address to Congress today he urged leaders to welcome and respect immigrants coming to the U.S. But just how closely public opinion aligns with the pope’s […]

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2015

How the U.S. compares with other countries taking in refugees

Although Europe is struggling to manage the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere, the countries facing the biggest refugee impacts are the ones closest to the fighting.