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March 04 2010

The Climate Change Generation?: A Survey Analysis of the Perceptions and Beliefs of Young Americans

The Climate Change Generation?: A Survey Analysis of the Perceptions and Beliefs of Young Americans

American adults under the age of 35 have come of age in the decades since the “discovery” of man-made climate change as a major societal problem. The oldest of this cohort was twelve in 1988, when NASA climate scientist James Hansen testified at a Senate Energy Committee hearing that global temperature rise was underway and that human-produced greenhouse gases were almost certainly responsible.

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Risk Perceptions Trust Values & Religion Youth / Families
February 24 2010

Global Warming’s Six Americas 2010

In 2009 we identified six distinct “Americas” when it comes to the issue of global warming. One year later, we are releasing a report on the status of these six key audiences. We have found that one of these groups: the “Dismissive” – who believe global warming is not happening…

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Consumer Behavior Energy Use / Conservation Policy Support Risk Perceptions Six Americas Trust Values & Religion
May 20 2009

Global Warming’s Six Americas 2009

Global Warming’s Six Americas 2009

One of the first rules of effective communication is to “know thy audience.” Climate change public communication and engagement efforts must start with the fundamental recognition that people are different and have different psychological, cultural, and political reasons for acting – or not acting– to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This report identifies Global Warming’s Six Americas: six unique audiences within the American public that each responds to the issue in their own distinct way.  The six audiences were identified using a large nationally representative survey of American adults conducted in the fall of 2008.

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Consumer Behavior Energy Use / Conservation Policy Support Risk Perceptions Six Americas Trust Values & Religion
August 15 2006

Sustainability values, attitudes and behaviors: A review of multi-national and global trends

This review surveys five major efforts to identify and declare values essential to global sustainability; describes empirical trends (as measured by multina- tional and global-scale surveys) in values, attitudes, and behaviors related to human and economic...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs International Surveys Policy Support Risk Perceptions Six Americas Sustainability Values & Religion
January 01 2006

Climate change risk perception and policy preferences: The role of affect, imagery, and values

A national, representative survey of the U.S. public found that Americans have moderate climate change risk perceptions, strongly support a variety of national and international policies to mitigate climate change, and strongly oppose several carbon...

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Topics: Emotion / Affect / Imagery Policy Support Risk Perceptions Values & Religion
November 01 2005

Do global attitudes and behaviors support sustainable development?

Drawing on the few multinational and quasi-global-scale surveys that have been conducted, this article synthesizes and reviews what is currently known about global attitudes and behavior that will either support or discourage a global sustainability...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs International Surveys Policy Support Risk Perceptions Sustainability Values & Religion
April 01 2005

What is sustainable development? Goals, indicators, values and practice

A brief history of the concept, along with the interpretive differences and the common ground in definitions, goals, indicators, values, and practice follows. Taken together, these help explain what is meant by sustainable development.

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Topics: Sustainability Trust Values & Religion
January 01 2005

American Risk Perceptions: Is Climate Change Dangerous?

This article describes results from a national study (2003) that examined the risk perceptions and connotative meanings of global warming in the American mind and found that Americans perceived climate change as a moderate risk that will...

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Topics: Emotion / Affect / Imagery Health Risk Perceptions Six Americas Values & Religion
November 28 2004

Before and after The Day After Tomorrow: A U.S. study of climate change risk perception.

The Day After Tomorrow had a significant impact on the climate change risk perceptions, conceptual models, behavioral intentions, policy priorities, and even voting intentions of moviegoers. The film led moviegoers to have higher levels of concern...

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Topics: Emotion / Affect / Imagery Media Policy Support Risk Communication Risk Perceptions Values & Religion
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