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 Format Articles Projects Climate Change in the American Mind Topics Behaviors & Actions Beliefs & Attitudes Politics & 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 Format Articles Tags International Risk Surveys Topics Politics & Policy Support
- 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 Format Reports Projects International Attitudes & Behavior Tags Energy Health International Knowledge Media Studies Risk Surveys Values / Religion Vulnerability Topics Behaviors & Actions Beliefs & Attitudes Climate Impacts Politics & Policy Support
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 Format Reports Projects Climate Change in the American Mind Tags Surveys Topics Politics & Policy Support
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 Format Articles Tags Energy Topics Behaviors & Actions Politics & Policy Support
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 Format Articles Tags Media Studies Qualitative Research Topics Politics & Policy Support
Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in March 2012 reports results from a nationally representative survey of 1,008 American adults, aged 18 and older, fielded March 12 through March 30, 2012, using the online research panel of Knowledge Networks. The report includes measures of public priorities for global warming and clean energy, desired action from elected officials, corporations, and citizens, support and opposition to climate and energy policies, and voting intentions. The report also includes a breakdown of responses among registered voters by political party.Citizen Behavior Policy Support Politics / Elections Format Reports Projects Climate Change in the American Mind Tags Energy Surveys Topics Behaviors & Actions Politics & Policy Support
During the third week of June 2012, the United Nations will convene Rio+20, officially known as the UN Summit on Sustainable Development (UNSSD), to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de...Policy Support Politics / Elections Sustainability Format Articles Topics Politics & Policy Support