Fact TankApril 8, 2016

From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now

The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.

Fact TankMarch 9, 2016

Americans, Canadians differ in concern about climate change

A majority (56%) of Canadians say climate change is harming people now, while only 41% of Americans agree.

Fact TankFebruary 25, 2016

Public support for environmental regulations varies by state

When it comes to potential trade-offs between the environment and the economy, most Americans say stricter environmental regulations are worth the cost, while fewer say stricter environmental regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.

Fact TankJanuary 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 TankDecember 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 TankDecember 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 TankNovember 29, 2015

People worldwide support a global emissions agreement

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

Fact TankNovember 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 TankNovember 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 TankNovember 9, 2015

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

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