Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, December 2022
8.1. Three in four registered voters say schools should teach children about global warming.
The Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in the United States1 recommend that climate change be included in school science curricula.
Three in four registered voters (75%) agree that schools should teach children about the causes and consequences of global warming, and potential solutions. Agreement spans the political spectrum, including nearly all liberal and moderate/conservative Democrats (98% and 91% respectively), a large majority of liberal/moderate Republicans (77%), and four in ten conservative Republicans (40%).
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Report Summary / Reading Notes
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. Special Section: The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
5. Who Should Take Action to Address Global Warming?
6. Political Actions to Limit Global Warming
8. Educating Students About Global Warming
CitationLeiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Rosenthal, S., Kotcher, J., Carman, J., Lee, S., Verner, M., Ballew, M., Ansah, P., Badullovich, N., Myers, T., Goldberg, M., & Marlon, J. (2023). Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, December 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.