Publications

Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Climate Change Beliefs, Attitudes, Policy Preferences, and Action, March 2009

Released in March 2009, Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans' Climate Change Beliefs, Attitudes, Policy Preferences, and Actions was based on a nationally representative survey of 2,164 American adults conducted in October 2008. This broad and a deep examination of how Americans are dealing with the issue of global warming yielded an important new…
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Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2009

In September and October 2008, a research team from Yale and George Mason Universities conducted a nationally representative survey of 2,164 American adults. The survey found that concerns about the economy dwarfed all other issues with global warming ranked 10th out of 11 national issues. Many Americans said that the United States should act to…
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Adapting to the Changing Climate: An Assessment of Local Health Department Preparations For Climate Change-Related Health Threats, 2008-2012

Climate change poses a major public health threat. A survey of U.S. local health department directors in 2008 found widespread recognition of the threat, but limited adaptive capacity, due to perceived lack of expertise and other resources. We assessed changes between 2008 and 2012 in local public health departments' preparedness for the public health threats of…
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