Politics & Global Warming, April 2019

George Mason and Yale Universities
05/16/19

Climate looks to be a higher profile issue in voters minds headed into 2020. 38% say candidates' stances will be important to their presidential votes, and it's the third most important voting issue for liberal Democrats (after "environmental protection" and slightly of head of "developing clean energy"), and 17th out of 29 issues for all registered voters (which is an improvement!). Other survey findings: 45% would support declaring a national emergency on account of climate change; and tax/fee policy solutions receive lower support than regulation and clean energy investment as solution approaches.

Topics:
Measuring Progress

How do we gauge the impact of public education and mobilization efforts?

Measuring Progress
Messaging

What do we know about how climate change resonates with the public, and who are the best messengers?

Messaging
Social Sciences

What influences people's thinking and reactions to climate change?

Social Sciences
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