Politics & Global Warming, April 2022
2.1. Most Democrats think global warming should be a “high” or “very high” priority for the president and Congress.
Half of registered voters (50%) think global warming should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress (see data tables). This includes a large majority of liberal Democrats (88%), about two in three moderate/conservative Democrats (68%), about half of Independents (49%; see data tables in the PDF version of the report, p. 45), and 38% of liberal/moderate Republicans. Relatively few conservative Republicans (12%) think so.
2.2. Most registered voters think developing sources of clean energy should be a “high” or “very high” priority for the president and Congress.
About six in ten registered voters (61%) think developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress (see data tables in the PDF version of the report, p. 45). This includes large majorities of liberal Democrats (91%) and moderate/conservative Democrats (77%), and most Independents (59%, see data tables) and liberal/moderate Republicans (55%), but only about one in four conservative Republicans (24%).
Table of Contents
1. Global Warming as a Voting Issue
2. Global Warming and Clean Energy as Government Priorities
3. Support for Policies to Reduce the Pollution that Causes Global Warming
4. Energy Production as an Economic Issue
5. Who is Responsible for Action on Global Warming?
6. State and Local Government Action on Global Warming
7. Political Actions to Limit Global Warming
8. Trust, Blame, and Grievance
Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Rosenthal, S., Kotcher, J., Carman, J., Neyens, L., Myers, T., Goldberg, M., Campbell, E., Lacroix, K., & Marlon, J. (2022). Politics & Global Warming, April 2022. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.