Public Resource
Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, Fall 2023
Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach, Seth Rosenthal, et al. Yale Program on Climate

Steady majorities of Americans say that global warming is happening, caused by humans, and affecting the weather. If they could talk to global warming experts, Americans are particularly eager to learn about specific actions that countries like the U.S. can take to address the problem. 72% of Americans recognize that global warming is happening, while just 15% say that it isn’t. Americans are twice as likely to say that global warming is caused mostly by humans (58%) than to say that global warming is caused mostly by natural changes in the environment (29%). 63% of Americans say that they feel a “personal sense of responsibility” to help reduce global warming. 61% of Americans recognize that global warming is affecting weather in the United States.