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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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.