We produced several reports based on a nationally representative survey of 1,001 American adults conducted in late December and early January 2010.
Our first report indicates that public concern about global warming, and public trust in a range of information sources, has dropped sharply over the past year. Click here to download the Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans' Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in January 2010. Click here to download the press release.
The second report shows that public support for a variety of climate and energy policies remains strong, despite reduced public concern about global warming. Click here to download the Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in January 2010. Click here to download the press release.
The third report indicates that most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice. Click here to download Americans' Action to Conserve Energy, Reduce Waste, and Limit Global Warming, January 2010. Click here to download the press release.
Our fourth report shows that “Dismissive” Americans – people who believe global warming is not happening and probably a hoax – have more than doubled in size since 2008 to 16 percent of the American public, while the percentage of the “Alarmed” Americans – people who are the most convinced that global warming is happening, caused by humans, and a serious and urgent threat – has dropped to 10 percent, from 18 percent in 2008. Click here to download Global Warming's Six Americas, January 2010. Read the press release here.