Fact Tank Mar. 31, 2014

Many around the world see climate change as a major threat

An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse — highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.

U.S. Politics Mar. 19, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Divides Democrats

While Republicans and independents continue to favor constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats are divided. Opposition to the pipeline is most widespread among highly educated Democrats, liberals and Democrats with high family incomes.

Fact Tank Jan. 31, 2014

Chart of the Week: 63 years of global climate change

More than six decades of global temperature data, condensed into a 15-second visualization.

U.S. Politics Jan. 27, 2014

Energy: Key Data Points

Dealing with the nation’s energy problems has declined among the issues Americans regard as a top priority for the president and Congress in 2013.

U.S. Politics Jan. 27, 2014

Climate Change: Key Data Points from Pew Research

The American public routinely ranks dealing with global warming low on its list of priorities for the president and Congress.

Fact Tank Nov. 25, 2013

Thanksgiving drivers may pay less for gasoline than last year

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline across the U.S.

Fact Tank Nov. 11, 2013

U.S., Middle East publics less concerned about climate change than those in other nations

The UN Climate Change Conference convened today in Warsaw with a call for governments to reach an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The talks begin against a public opinion backdrop in which fewer Americans see global climate change as a major threat than do people in most other regions.

U.S. Politics Nov. 1, 2013

Republicans Divided Over Climate Change

As many Republicans say there is solid evidence of global warming as say there is not (46% each). Among those who agree with the Tea Party, 70% say there is not solid evidence of warming, while 61% of non-Tea Party Republicans say global warming does exist.

Fact Tank Oct. 22, 2013

As China coughs and chokes, public concern about air pollution rises

Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a “very big” problem in their country.

Fact Tank Sep. 27, 2013

U.S. stands out as among the least concerned about climate change

China and the U.S., the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, are among the least worried about climate change.