Powerful storms, wildfires, heat waves and other extreme climate-related events are projected to become more common and affect more people.
Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.
Majorities of Americans say the federal government, businesses and other actors are doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change.
International relations experts' assessment of the current crises facing the world are often at odds with those of the U.S. general public.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, people around the world are still concerned by the threat of global climate change.
A majority of U.S. registered voters say climate change will be a very or somewhat important issue when casting their vote for president.
Majorities across 20 publics say government investments in scientific research are worthwhile and express a lot or some confidence in scientists to do what is right for the public.
This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in U.S. society.
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Some 63% of Americans say climate change is currently affecting their local community either a great deal or some.