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

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

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

The prevalence of Climate Change Psychological Distress among American adults

The prevalence of Climate Change Psychological Distress among American adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Warming’s Six Americas across age, race/ethnicity, and gender

Global Warming’s Six Americas across age, race/ethnicity, and gender

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, December 2022

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, December 2022

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, December 2022

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, December 2022

Explore Our Data

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