Reports

Politics & Global Warming: December 2018

Drawing on a nationally representative survey (N = 1,114; including 966 registered voters), this report describes how Democratic, Independent, and Republican registered voters view global warming, climate and energy policies, and personal and collective action. Among other important findings, this survey documents an increase in Republican understanding of the reality of humancaused global warming, worry…
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Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2018

This report documents a continued upward trend in Americans’ concern about global warming, as reflected in several key indicators tracked since 2008, including substantial increases in Americans’ certainty that global warming is happening and harming people in the United States now. The proportion of Americans who are very worried about global warming has more than…
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Medical Alert! Climate Change is Harming our Health

Most Americans are not aware of the health harms of climate change. A recent survey showed that most Americans have not considered how global warming might affect people’s health, and few (32%) can name a specific way in which climate change is harming our health. Few are aware that some groups of Americans—including our children,…
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Do Millennials See Climate Change as More Than Just a Meme?

Comparing Climate Change Awareness and Opinion Among Millennials and other Generations This paper compares the climate change public opinion of Millennials—born between the years 1981 and 2000—to those of other generations (Generation X, Baby Boomers, the Silent Generation). Recent social and political campaigns have hinged their tactics on the widespread idea that young people are…
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