CLIMATE ATTITUDES AND ACTIONS

A collection of polls and social science research to help you track key trends in climate public opinion and apply evidence-based methods for engaging audiences in support of low-carbon solutions. To learn more, view the webinar recording on climate attitudes and actions.

 

 

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This article explores how the politicization of climate science has misled the public’s consensus on human-caused climate change.

 

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This report shows ecoAmerica's findings of climate related issues from the American Common Metric Survey.

 

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Georgetown Climate Center conducted a six-part case study that investigates lessons being learned by climate partnerships from around the United States; their goal is to bring local governments and stakeholders together to reduce carbon mitigation.

 

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Leadnow and the Climate Reality Project Canada joined together to collect key findings from communities, members of Parliament and highly-engaged Canadians to advance national climate action.

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Pew research center conducted a survey as part of the American Trends Panel (ATP), to explore the current climate debate and the division it has caused amongst American citizens.

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Pew research center conducted a survey as part of the American Trends Panel (ATP), to explore the current climate debate and the division it has caused amongst American citizens.

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New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance and decision makers join together to communicate the need for more science-informed guidance to enhance the resilience of their coastal communities.  

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Abt Associates conducted a two-year research project with contributions from a committee of climate adaptation professionals and funding from the Kresge Foundation to help solve complex challenges associated with climate change in 17 communities.  

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George Mason University partnered with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to help communities within Maryland express their concerns on climate change, public health and energy sources.

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A poll that looks at U.S. attitudes and actions to address climate change in relation to the 2016 election. 

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This guide provides three foundational topics in understanding health equity and physicians’ roles in climate change. 

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This article discusses the views of religious communities in American and their option on climate change over the last decade. 

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A report by Climate Outreach and the European Perceptions of Climate Change Project at Cardiff University explores public perceptions of climate change and energy transition in Europe over the last two years. 

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In this study, Gallup researchers evaluate Americans’ views on warm winter weather attributed to climate change.

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Rural and agricultural communities are and will continue to be affected by climate change. This report focuses on how climate change is impacting forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism in Australia.

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Climate change engagement requires major social and economic changes. This article discusses the challenge of creating a willingness to accept, support, and actively change a community.

 

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The global economy has depended on carbon based energy sectors. In recent years the push to decrease carbon emissions has increased the demand for electric power resulting in significantly decreasing carbon emissions. This guide outlines California’s leading innovations and policies to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Conversations on climate change policy, infrastructure and initiatives increased following the COP21 Paris agreement and the Obama administration’s Clean Energy Plan. This article discusses the Citizen Cabinet survey, which addresses these complex issues.

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Adaptation Good Practices conducted sixteen case studies in Australia for this project to ensure the practice of a variety of adaption strategies related to the change in climate. 

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This article highlights a recent discourse at a roundtable in New York where city planners, real-estate developers, and policy makers met to discuss climate change issues. 

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Researchers at George Washington University conducted an analytical study on the concerns about climate change, advanced city planning and adaptation strategies in various cities across the United States. 

 

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2015 was the hottest year on record confirmed by NASA in January. Despite the public interest in climate change, popular news outlet CNN aired five times more oil industry advertising as climate related coverage per week. 

 

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Findings from a survey of more than 4,000 members of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) conducted by George Mason University to look at their views on climate change. 

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An increasing number of American voters across the political spectrum view global warming as happening and are looking for a government and their community to address the issue.

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This article examines climate literacy in American public schools and how educating youth will craft the next generation of future climate scientists.

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A recent survey by Gallup showed that nearly six in ten Americans believe global warming is occurring, this number has increased by 4% since 2015.

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In 2015 popular broadcasting stations in America spent less airtime covering climate related topics despite the increasing conversations surrounding climate change. 

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Gallup’s poll findings shows that over the last eight years Americans have a stronger interest in climate change and environmental issues. 

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A national telephone survey and four focus groups among African-Americans to assess opinions on energy issues.

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A survey of registered voters in the U.S. on their views on global warming and how political differences impact their views.

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Polling shows ideological views about the significance of global warming as a problem continue to diverge.

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Poll finds that voters, including conservative Republicans think clean energy keeps us healthier, safer and more prosperous. 

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Half of Americans think that global warming is mostly human caused. This study examines the natural changes in the environments and the American view of climate change.

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A recent surge of interest in the environment has increased public engagement amongst Catholics and Christians. Six months after Pope Francis’ letter to the Catholic Church and his subsequent visit to America, a global conversation has been sparked about environmental awareness. He made a moral call to action for people and the nations to consider implications of climate change.

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A new poll by Earthjustice and GreenLatinos found that a majority of Latinos feel the impacts of climate change and want to see the US move towards a low-carbon economy.

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NRDC and the League of Conservation Voters commissioned American Viewpoint to interview 400 Republican voters in each state about their energy and climate policy preferences. Their responses showed that, contrary to popular belief, many conservative voters support climate policy.

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Taken just before the release of the pope’s encyclical on climate change, this Pew Research survey delves into the views of American Catholics on climate change and compares them to the American general public. It also looks at how Catholics and Americans see Pope Francis.

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Polling by Gallup showing no change in whether Americans are more likely to believe in global warming after an extreme weather event. 

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Polling from January 2015 on American attitudes to energy projects.

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A paper posing the hypothesis that Hispanic communities are more concerned about climate change because they are more likely to experience the impacts of climate change.

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A nationwide survey about global warming that asked people for their views on whether global warming will be beneficial or detrimental, about how the president and Congress have responded to it, and what they believe government should do about it.

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The American public’s top policy priorities were polled by Pew and climate change ranked 22/23. 

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