Attitudes and Beliefs Articles

Who thinks people can affect what the government does about global warming?

Many Americans are worried about climate change, but research finds that relatively few engage in political action to influence policymakers. A key to collective action is a group’s sense of collective efficacy, the perception that a group of...

Public understanding of climate change has grown in the U.S.

We are pleased to announce the latest version of the Climate Change in the American Mind (CCAM) interactive data visualization tool – the CCAM Explorer. The tool and accompanying dataset include the most recent year of data (ranging from 2008-2023) and enable...

What do Americans want to know about climate change?

Most Americans think global warming is happening and human-caused; however, there are important knowledge gaps and misconceptions. For example, only one in five Americans understand that nearly all climate scientists (more than 90%) agree that...

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