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.
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.
A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but fewer say science conflicts with their own beliefs. And highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.
A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but people’s sense that they do seems to have less to do with their own religious beliefs than their perception of others' beliefs.
Canadians have positive views of the U.S. and are generally satisfied with their relationship. But they disagree on whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, with more Canadians opposed to the project compared with Americans.
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.
One year after history-making political change swept the country, Indians’ fervor for their leader Narendra Modi has not abated. A new poll in India shows the public’s views of the country’s direction and the economy are on the rise.
People in sub-Saharan Africa are optimistic about their future, but they also recognize that their countries face tremendous challenges — identifying health care and education as top concerns.
Overall, a majority of Americans support stricter limits on power plant emissions, but as with climate change, the views of Democrats differ markedly from those of Republicans.
This report provides a deeper examination of views about key science topics by members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.