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

American Catholics Worry About Global Warming and Support U.S. Action

American Catholics Worry About Global Warming and Support U.S. Action

Will New Voter Demographics Move Public Opinion on Climate Change?

Will New Voter Demographics Move Public Opinion on Climate Change?

Engaging Diverse Audiences with Climate Change: Message Strategies for Global Warming’s Six Americas

Engaging Diverse Audiences with Climate Change: Message Strategies for Global Warming’s Six Americas

Global Warming’s Six Americas in October 2014: Perceptions of the Health Consequences of Global Warming and Update on Key Beliefs

Global Warming’s Six Americas in October 2014: Perceptions of the Health Consequences of Global Warming and Update on Key Beliefs

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

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

Maryland’s Six Climate Change Audiences: A Global Warming’s Six Americas Audience Segmentation, Summer 2013

Maryland’s Six Climate Change Audiences: A Global Warming’s Six Americas Audience Segmentation, Summer 2013

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

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

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

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

Explore Our Data

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