Climate Change in the American Mind

Public opinion plays a critical role in the American response to global warming. Our twice a year Climate Change in the American Mind nationally representative surveys investigate, track, and explain public climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy support and behavior.

Our findings are published in numerous reports and peer-reviewed articles and are cited by leading news organizations, academic journals, and online media around the world. Conducted with our partners at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, it is the largest and most comprehensive resource on American public opinion about climate change.

Our Reports

Our latest Climate Change in the American Mind Reports, Climate Notes, Tools and Resources

The attitude-behavior gap on climate action: How can it be bridged?

The attitude-behavior gap on climate action: How can it be bridged?

Support for climate justice across Global Warming’s Six Americas

Support for climate justice across Global Warming’s Six Americas

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, Fall 2023

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, Fall 2023

Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, Fall 2023

Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, Fall 2023

What do Americans think is the biggest threat from global warming?

What do Americans think is the biggest threat from global warming?

Climate Change in the American Mind: Climate Justice, Spring 2023

Climate Change in the American Mind: Climate Justice, Spring 2023

Explore Our Data

Climate Change in the American Mind public opinion polling has explored and tracked public understanding of climate change since 2008.