This brief report draws upon data from our latest national survey (September 2012) to investigate this question: On balance, do political leaders stand to benefit, or not, from talking about and supporting action to address global warming?Policy Support Politics / Elections
Remember climate change? Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, appeared on Moyers & Company to discuss the challenge of getting people to talk about climate change.
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This paper provides the first willingness-to-pay (WTP) estimates in support of a national climate-change policy that are comparable with the costs of actual legislative efforts in the U.S. Congress. Based on a survey of 2,034 American adults, we find that...Attitudes & Beliefs Consumer Behavior Policy Support
It is difficult to detect global warming directly because most people experience changes only in local weather patterns, which are highly variable and may not reflect long-term global climate trends. However, local climate-change experience may play an...International Surveys Policy Support Risk Perceptions
- 93 percent of respondents say they know at least a little about climate change. 11 percent say they know a lot, 54 percent know something, and 28 percent know just a little about it. 7 percent have never heard of climate change.
- 55 percent say that climate change is caused mostly by human activities, while 38 percent say that climate change is caused mostly by natural changes in the environment.
- A large majority of Americans (77%) say global warming should be a “very high” (18%), “high” (25%), or “medium” priority (34%) for the president and Congress. One in four (23%) say it should be a low priority.
- Nearly all Americans (92%) say the president and the Congress should make developing sources of clean energy a “very high” (31%), “high” (38%), or “medium” priority (23%)....
Millions of Indians are observing changes in their local rainfall, temperatures, and weather, report more frequent droughts and floods, and a more unpredictable monsoon.Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Consumer Behavior Energy Use / Conservation Health International Surveys Knowledge / Climate Literacy Media Policy Support Risk Perceptions Sustainability Trust Values & Religion Vulnerability & Resilience
This brief report draws upon data from a nationally representative survey conducted in March 2012 (Climate Change in the American Mind) and other research to investigate the question: On balance, will candidates for political office benefit or be harmed by talking about and supporting action to reduce global warming?Policy Support Politics / Elections
In 2010 and 2011, Republicans and Democrats proposed mandating clean power generation in the electricity sector. To evaluate public support for a national clean energy standard (NCES), we conducted a nationally representative survey that...Citizen Behavior Energy Use / Conservation Policy Support Politics / Elections
The release of emails from a server at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) in November 2009 and the following climategate controversy have become a topic for interpretation in the social sciences. This article picks out some of the most...Media Policy Support Politics / Elections Trust