“More Americans are coming to understand that climate change isn’t only a problem that will affect future generations and people far away,” said co-lead researcher Ed Maibach
of George Mason University. “They are beginning to understand that climate change is already happening in their community, now, and they are growing increasingly concerned.”
These findings come from a nationally representative survey (Climate Change in the American Mind) conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. The survey of 1,278 American adults, aged 18 and older, was conducted March 7 – 24, 2018 on the GfK KnowledgePanel.
The research was funded by the 11th Hour Project, the Energy Foundation, the Grantham Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.
In addition to Leiserowitz and Maibach, principal investigators included Connie Roser-Renouf and John Kotcher, of George Mason University, and Seth Rosenthal and Matthew Cutler of Yale University.
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