Do Americans understand how air pollution from fossil fuels harms health?

May 13, 2019 | All Categories, Climate Notes

Most Americans (73%) are aware that air pollution from the use of fossil fuels harms the health of Americans. However, only about half (55%) are able to name even one such health impact, Additionally, the most frequently cited health impacts are general (e.g., breathing problems, respiratory illness) rather than specific (e.g., asthma). This according to the results of our recent Climate Change in the American Mind survey (December, 2018).

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