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Reproduced from Pew Research Center; Chart: Axios Visuals

The U.S. is hardly the only country with a political split over natural gas, but it's particularly stark here.

Driving the news: A newly released Pew Research Center survey on global attitudes about the fossil fuels shows one takeaway how gas, coal and oil dominate the world's energy mix.

The big picture: More broadly, the 20-nation survey shows considerably more support for expanding use of gas than coal or oil. The median amount of support for gas was 69%,

  • "Public support for expanding use of natural gas stands in contrast to the much smaller shares of adults who express support for expanding oil (median of 39%) and coal (median of 24%)," Pew notes.

Of note: The full survey's margins of error for all 20 countries ranges from 2.6 to 4.1 percentage points.

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Why it matters: With a divided government likely, any climate and energy policy is probably going to come in the form of relatively narrow spending proposals like this.

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