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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Understanding the health harms of climate change: A Six Americas analysis

By Connie Roser-Renouf, Edward Maibach, Anthony Leiserowitz, Seth Rosenthal, and John Kotcher Through our research on Americans’ beliefs and attitudes about climate change, we have identified six distinct audiences, ranging on a spectrum from the Alarmed, who understand the threat of climate change and are very worried about it, to the Dismissive, who do not think…
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Climate Activism: A Six Americas Analysis, December 2020

Drawing on a nationally representative survey (n = 1,036), this report describes how Americans view climate activism – including their sense of efficacy about climate activism, and the activism behaviors they are taking or would consider. Additionally, it explores differences in climate activism among Global Warming's Six Americas. Download the Report
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Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2020

Download the Report Our latest national survey finds Americans who think global warming is happening outnumber those who think it is not by a ratio of more than 5 to 1 (72% versus 13%). Those who are “very” or “extremely” sure global warming is happening outnumber those who are “very” or “extremely” sure it is…
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