Climategate, Public Opinion, and the Loss of Trust

This working paper examines the impact of Climategate on public perceptions of climate change and climate scientists, drawing on our national survey conducted in December, 2009 and January, 2010. In brief, we found that Climategate had a significant negative effect on public beliefs in global warming and trust in scientists. The loss of trust in…
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Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes: June 2010

This report includes measures of public global warming beliefs, risk perceptions, personal importance, information needs, trust in different information sources, attitudes towards individual action, and how these have changed since January, 2010 and November, 2008. Here are a few highlights and changes since January, 2010: Belief that global warming is happening rose four points, to…
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