Data Portal

The data portal lets you explore data from the Climate Asia research surveys undertaken in seven countries across Asia and for the region. 

There are two ways to explore the data.

  1. Go to ‘Explore the data’ in the navigation bar, and select ‘data portal’ in the drop down menu.
  2. Go to ‘Explore the data’ in the navigation bar, select a country, or the region in the drop down menu to read a summary of the research. 

I’m in the data portal. Now what?

1. Choose a country or region

  • On the map click on a country name to select data for that country.
  • If you would like to look at data for the whole region – click on ‘Region’ above the map.

2. Choose a topic

  • Select either context, audience or communications.
  • Context: allows you to see responses that explore people’s values and fears, how they think their environment has changed over 10 years and the personal impact these changes have had on their lives. 
  • Audience: how people understand changes in the environment, how they are responding and what is preventing them from doing more.
  • Communications: where people are currently getting their information on climate, their media preferences and who they trust.

3. Choose a question

  • Hover or click your mouse over each category and a list of questions will appear for you to choose from.
  • You can only choose one question at a time to view in the data portal, but you can download all of the data for each topic in a spreadsheet. To do this, hover or click your mouse on any category and then pick the option ‘Download all results for questions as spreadsheet’.

4. Results

  • This shows the totals for each question. Your results will be shown as a table and a chart (format of the chart, eg bar chart or pie chart depends on the question). You can change how you view your results by clicking the table icon on the top right of the results. You can also print and download the results by clicking on the top right. 

5. Variables

  • To get more detailed information on your results you can select one or two variables from the drop-down list. For example, you could choose to see the results for your question by gender and the type of area people live in. This data will be shown as a table.
  • You can see the data by type of area (1 million+, less than 1 million, rural), audience profiles (see audience profile page for more detail) gender, age, geographic theme, forest/non-forest, occupation, location, education, resources and media exposure. 
  • This means that you can compare results by different groups of people, for example to see the difference between people in urban and rural areas or people of different ages.

6. Search again

  • Go back to the start and begin your search again by clicking the ‘Search Again’ button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Or change your country, topic or question by clicking on the pencil next to each category. 

Get Started - Select a country

Policy Makers - How Climate Asia's research can help you

Climate Asia’s data portal can be used to inform policies on climate change.

Below are some key themes from our data and the path taken to find the information on the data portal. In the examples shown we have focused on how women perceive the government’s role in responding to changes in climate. 

How confident are people in the government's response?

  • On the map click on a country name to select data for that country. If you would like to look at data for the whole region – click on ‘Region’ above the map. We have selected ‘India’ for this example.
  • Select ‘Context’ and then choose ‘Confidence in government to respond to changes in the environment’.
  • Select the question you are interested in.
  • Scroll down the variable list. In this case we’ve selected to see the data by ‘Gender’ to get the data on women.  

View the results.

Do people feel government is a barrier to action?

  • On the map click on a country name to select data for that country. If you would like to look at data for the whole region – click on ‘Region’ above the map. We have selected ‘Vietnam’ for this question.
  • Select Audience and then choose ‘Barriers that stop people from responding’ and then go to ‘Need government support’.
  • Scroll down the variable list to see the data by ‘Gender’ to get the data on women.

View the results.

Do people trust the government as a source of information?

  • On the map click on a country name or the region to select data. We've selected ‘Region’ for this example – click on ‘Region’ above the map.
  • Select ‘Communications’ and then choose ‘Trustworthiness of non-media information sources’, and then choose ‘Trust in of government officials as information source’.
  • Scroll down the variable list to see the data by ‘Gender’ to get the data on women.

View the results.

What policies are people willing to take up?

  • Looking at ‘Region’ again. 
  • Select ‘Audience’ and then choose ‘Willingness to respond to government policies’.
  • Scroll down the list to see which policies you are interested in – we have selected ‘Willingness to pay more for fuel’.
  • Scroll down the variable list to see the data by ‘Gender’ to get the data on women.

View the results

Media - How Climate Asia's research can help you

Climate Asia’s data portal provides accurate information about people’s perception of climate change. 

Below are examples of questions you may have and how you can use the data portal to find the information that we think will be interesting for you:

What changes in climate are people aware of?

Here is how you can find information on how women in Pakistan answered this question:

  • Click on ‘Pakistan’ on the map. 
  • Select ’Context’ and then select ‘Awareness of changes over last 10 years’.
  • In this example we have selected ‘Perceived changes in water availability’.
  • Scroll down the variable list and select ‘Gender’.  

View the results.

What changes in resources are people aware of?

Here are the steps to take to find information about the changes in resources people living across the region are experiencing:

  • Click on ‘Region’ above the map.
  • Choose ‘Context’ and then ‘Awareness of changes over the last 10 years’ from the category list and then select the response you are interested in. We have selected fuel availability.
  • Scroll down the variable list to refine the results further. In this case we have selected ‘TV/Radio exposure’. 

View the results.

What impact are these changes having on their lives?

Here is how you can get more information on the present impact of climate changes on men in India:

  • Click on ‘India’.
  • Choose ‘Context’ and ’Perceived impact of changes in the environment‘. 
  • Select ‘Present perceived impact’.
  • Select the variable ‘Gender’.

View the results.

How do they feel about this?

  • Click on the country. In this case we are selecting 'Bangladesh'. 
  • Choose 'Audience' and then 'Emotional responses to changes in the environment'. 
  • Select the question you are interested in. We have chosen 'How worried people feel'. 
  • Select variables to refine the results further, we have chosen 'Type of area' and 'Occupation'. 

View the results

What do they think about existing media coverage?

  • Click on the country, in this case 'Indonesia'.
  • Choose 'Communication'. 
  • Choose 'Opinion of media coverage'. 
  • There is only one question in this category, 'How well the media covers issues of changes'.

View the results.

NGOs - How Climate Asia's research can help you

Climate Asia’s data portal provides accurate information for NGOs to use to help people. 

Below are examples of questions you may have and how you can use the data portal to find the information that we think will be interesting for you.

What are people's biggest concerns?

Here are the steps to take to find out how people across the region are feeling about climate change:

  • Go to the map and select 'Region'.
  • Select 'Context'.
  • Choose 'People’s worries'. 
  • You can further refine results by selecting variables from the drop-down lists. In this case we have chosen 'Type of area', which shows where respondents live (1 million+, less than 1 million and rural).

View the results

What actions are people already taking?

  • Go to the map and select the country you are interested in. We've selected 'India'.
  • Select 'Audience' and then choose 'Current responses to specific changes'. 
  • Select the question you are interested in. We are choosing 'Responses – water availability'.
  • Scroll down the variable list. In this case we have selected 'Resources', which refines the data by people's level of income.  

View the results

What actions are people willing to take?

  • Go the map and select the country you are interested in. We've selected 'Bangladesh'.
  • Select 'Audience' and then choose 'Changes made and willingness to change livelihood/lifestyle'. 
  • Select the question you are interested in. We are choosing 'Willingness to make changes to lifestyle'.
  • Scroll down the variable list. In this case we have selected 'Type of area'.

View the results

What will motivate them to act?

  • Go the map and select the country you are interested in. We've selected 'Vietnam'.
  • Select 'Audience' and then choose 'Motivators that encourage people to respond'.
  • Select the question you are interested in. We are choosing 'To make/save more money'.

View the results.

What is the best communication channel?

You can use the research to find out what information and channels will suit your audience. 

  • Go the map and select the country you are interested in. We’ve selected ‘Nepal’.
  • Select ‘Communication’ and then choose ‘Content preferences’. 
  • Select the question you are interested in. We are choosing ’Ways people would like to receive information on changes in the environment’.
  • Scroll down the variable list. In this case we have selected ’Gender’ and ’Age’.

View the results.

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How to use the Data Portal

  • Select a country
  • Select a data type
  • Select a question
  • View results & refine