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2013 Articles

Fracking Controversy and Communication: Using National Survey Data to Understand Public Perceptions of Hydraulic Fracturing

The recent push to develop unconventional sources of oil and gas both in the U.S. and abroad via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has generated a great deal of controversy. Effectively engaging stakeholders and setting appropriate policies requires insights into...

Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies: November 2013

This report summarizes polling of public support for climate and energy policies in the United States. Findings include that most Americans (83%) say the U.S. should make an effort to reduce global warming, even if it has economic costs. Download the Report Here.

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in November 2013

This Climate Change in the American Mind survey found that 1 in 4 Americans think that global warming is not happening, and half say they are “worried” about it. Other highlights include: There has been an increase in the proportion of Americans who believe global...

If They Like You They Learn From You: How a Brief Weathercaster-Delivered Climate Education Segment is Moderated by Viewer Evaluations of the Weathercaster

Local television (TV) weathercasters are a potentially promising source of climate education, in that weather is the primary reason viewers watch local TV news, large segments of the public trust TV weathercasters as a source of information about global warming, and...

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