Climate Change in the American Mind, April 2022
5.1. Few Americans think it is too late to do anything about global warming.
A majority of Americans (61%) either “strongly” (39%) or “somewhat” (22%) disagree with the statement that “it’s already too late to do anything about global warming.” By contrast, relatively few Americans (17%) either “strongly” (4%) or “somewhat” (13%) agree with this statement.
5.2. Americans are split about whether new technologies can solve global warming without individual action.
Many Americans (48%) either “strongly” or “somewhat” agree that “new technologies can solve global warming without individuals having to make big changes in their lives,” while 52% of Americans either “strongly” or “somewhat” disagree.
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2. Emotional Responses to Global Warming
3. Perceived Risks of Global Warming
4. Personal and Social Engagement with Global Warming
CitationLeiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Rosenthal, S., Kotcher, J., Carman, J., Neyens, L., Myers, T., Goldberg, M., Campbell, E., Lacroix, K., & Marlon, J. (2022). Climate Change in the American Mind, April 2022. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Funding SourceThe research was funded by the 11th Hour Project, the Energy Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the Grantham Foundation.