Fact Tank Jan. 21, 2016

Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say

Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.

Fact Tank Dec. 10, 2015

As smog hangs over Beijing, Chinese cite air pollution as major concern

Beijing experienced more than 200 days of air pollution categorized as “unhealthy” or worse in 2014, including 21 days that were “hazardous.”

Fact Tank Dec. 2, 2015

Women, more than men, say climate change will harm them personally

In wealthier nations, women are more likely than men to consider climate change a serious problem, be concerned it will harm them personally and say that major lifestyle changes are needed to solve the problem.

Fact Tank Nov. 29, 2015

People worldwide support a global emissions agreement

But the degree of concern about climate change varies markedly from country to country.

Fact Tank Nov. 17, 2015

How Americans are – and aren’t – making eco-friendly lifestyle changes

Two-thirds of Americans say people will have to make major changes in the way they live to reduce the effects of climate change, but data on how much people have actually adopted several recommended lifestyle changes paints a very mixed picture.

Fact Tank Nov. 9, 2015

As American homes get bigger, energy efficiency gains are wiped out

U.S. homes are more energy-efficient per square foot than they used to be. But they’re also bigger, and their increased size offsets most of the efficiency gains.

Fact Tank Nov. 9, 2015

Majority of Americans say scientists don’t have an ideological slant

64% of Americans perceive scientists as neither liberal nor conservative.

Fact Tank Nov. 6, 2015

The U.S. isn’t the only nation with big partisan divides on climate change

Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK are among the other countries where there are partisan clashes on climate change issues.

Global Nov. 5, 2015

Global Concern About Climate Change

A global median of 54% consider climate change a very serious problem. But there are regional differences on the issue, with the U.S. and China among the least concerned.

Fact Tank Nov. 5, 2015

What the world thinks about climate change in 7 charts

As world leaders prepare to negotiate a major climate change agreement later this month at the United Nations’ Paris 2015 conference, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that people around the world see the issue as a significant challenge and want their governments to take action. Here are seven key findings from the poll: […]