Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, December 2022
2.1. About half of registered voters think global warming should be a “high” or “very high” priority for the president and Congress.
About half of registered voters (52%) think global warming should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress (see data tables, p. 40). This includes a large majority of liberal Democrats (90%), about three in four moderate/conservative Democrats (74%), and one in three liberal/moderate Republicans (33%). Few conservative Republicans (10%) 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 two in three registered voters (65%) think developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress (see data tables, p. 40). This includes large majorities of liberal Democrats (95%) and moderate/conservative Democrats (82%), about half of liberal/moderate Republicans (52%), but only 28% of conservative Republicans.
Table of Contents
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.