Publications

March for Science 2017

To the best of our knowledge, the 2017 March for Science was the largest ever public demonstration on behalf of science. What motivated so many people to show their support for science last spring by taking to the streets? Mason 4C researchers Teresa Myers, John Kotcher, John Cook, Lindsey Beall, and Ed Maibach had the…
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Who is willing to participate in non-violent civil disobedience for the climate?

January 25, 2022 Social movements (e.g., anti-war, civil rights, labor, environmental) and leaders (e.g., the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks) have historically used non-violent civil disobedience (e.g., sit-ins, blockades) as a powerful tool to build political power and motivate corporate or government action. In recent years, groups like Extinction Rebellion…
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Global Warming’s Six Americas, September 2021

January 12, 2022 Our prior research has found that Americans can be categorized into six distinct groups—Global Warming’s Six Americas—based on their beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior about climate change. The Alarmed are the most engaged, are very worried about global warming, and strongly support climate action. The Concerned think global warming is a…
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