Tag Archives: 2020

Voters Prioritize Directing Stimulus Funds to Clean Energy Rather Than to Fossil Fuels

American voters want politicians to listen to scientists and experts regarding how to handle the coronavirus pandemic. The poll, conducted with Climate Nexus and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication also found a majority of voters support financial relief for hospitals, small businesses, and renewable energy companies, while fewer than half support bailouts for…
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American Public Responses to COVID-19: April 2020

Drawing on a scientific national survey (N = 3,933; including 3,188 registered voters), this report describes Americans’ coronavirus knowledge, attitudes, vulnerabilities, protective behaviors, and communication needs in an effort to inform the public health community, policymakers, and the public. The survey was conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (climatecommunication.yale.edu) and the George Mason University Center…
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Which racial/ethnic groups care most about climate change?

Matthew Ballew, Edward Maibach, John Kotcher, Parrish Bergquist, Seth Rosenthal, Jennifer Marlon, Anthony Leiserowitz Climate change disproportionately affects members of disadvantaged communities and groups who face socioeconomic inequalities, including many people of color. As the United States becomes more racially and ethnically diverse, promoting public engagement with climate change across diverse audiences is becoming increasingly…
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Voters in Upcoming 2020 Primary States Support Climate Action

As the Democratic presidential primary gets underway, a new survey finds voters in the 26 states with Democratic primaries and caucuses between February 22 and March 17, 2020, support a range of policies to expand renewable energy and address the impacts of climate change, from infrastructure to air quality, and they want their elected officials…
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