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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind: April 2013

Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind: April 2013

Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind: September 2012

Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind: September 2012

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in September 2012

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in September 2012

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in March 2012

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in March 2012

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes: May 2011

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes: May 2011

Global Warming’s Six America’s Screening Tools:  Survey Instructions; Instructions for Coding and Data Treatment; and Statistical Program Scripts

Global Warming’s Six America’s Screening Tools: Survey Instructions; Instructions for Coding and Data Treatment; and Statistical Program Scripts

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in January 2010

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in January 2010

Explore Our Data

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