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Gender Differences in Public Understanding of Climate Change
M. Ballew, J. Marlon, A. Leiserowitz (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication), and E. Maibach (George Mason University)

Women in the U.S. are less likely than men to know certain scientific facts about global warming and tend to be less certain of what they know, even though they have a sharper understanding of the risks and threats from global warming. That is the core conclusion of this analysis of several polls over many years, examining gender differences in opinions and understanding of climate change. The authors suggest that based on their findings, compared with men, women may be more open to fact-based public education initiatives because they might be less threatened by the facts (as long as the information is consistent with their risk assessments). See coverage in U.S. News & World Report here.