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Climate Opinion Factsheets (2024)

Martial Jefferson, Adán Rivas, Jennifer Marlon et al. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Research & Articles
05-08-2024

Americans' opinions about climate change vary widely depending on where people live. Yale Program on Climate Communication just released a US Climate Opinion Factsheet Map tool. The factsheets include 22 key measures of public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior for each of the 50 states, 271 congressional districts, and 3,142 counties across the U.S. The Factsheets make this state and local information even easier to use and share.

Climate Change Concerns Dip

Monmouth University
Research & Articles
05-06-2024

Americans overwhelmingly agree that climate change is a “serious problem,” and most say that the U.S. government should do more to address it. 73% of Americans recognize that the world’s climate is “undergoing a change that is causing more extreme weather patterns and the rise of sea levels”. 66% of Americans say that climate change is a “very” or “somewhat” serious problem. By a 59%-36% margin, more Americans support than oppose the U.S. government “doing more to reduce the type of activities that cause climate change and sea level rise”.

Lynsy Smithson-Stanley and Jack Zhou join The Great Battlefield podcast to talk about their work on the Climate Advocacy Lab's latest report A Blueprint for Multiracial Cross-class Climate Movements.

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 3rd, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-03-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on polluter accountability, Big Oil misinformation, climate resilience, and the Inflation Reduction Act.

 

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A growing share of Americans support the Inflation Reduction Act – including nearly half of Republicans – but only about half of Americans report hearing about it. Large majorities support a range of recent health care policies, including capping the cost of insulin, providing free vaccines, giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices, and cracking down on hidden junk fees on prescription drugs. Fewer than a third of Americans report hearing “a lot” about each of the health care policies tested.

Research & Articles
04-30-2024

Seven in ten voters support the Inflation Reduction Act when they learn basic information about it, but half say that they’ve heard little or nothing about it. Voters support the Inflation Reduction Act by a 71%-20% margin after reading a brief description of it. This is largely driven by sky-high support among Democrats (94% support), while Navigator finds that independents are also supporting the IRA by an increasingly wide margin (65% support / 17% oppose).

Research & Articles
04-30-2024

Most Americans say that climate change is happening now, and majorities across party lines support investments in “climate resilience” after learning about the concept. 71% of Americans support actions to increase climate resilience after seeing a brief description of the term. 60% of Americans agree that the impacts of climate change “are being experienced now”. Investments in climate resilience are popular across partisan lines, with large margins of support among Democrats (84%-6%), independents (66%-11%), and Republicans (65%-22%).

CLIMATE REALITY ON-SCREEN: THE CLIMATE CRISIS IN POPULAR FILMS, 2013-22

The Buck Lab for Climate and Environment at Colby College and Good Energy, a nonprofit story consultancy for the age of climate change
Research & Articles
04-30-2024

In July 2023, as the world experienced its hottest day, week, month, and year in recorded history, UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared that “the era of global warming has ended” and “the era of global boiling has arrived.”1 The world is not acting quickly enough to respond to the pace of climate change. As NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus observed, “we are losing Earth on our watch.” We are living through a crisis that touches every aspect of our lives, and therefore has a place in every contemporary story. Today, films set in the present or near future that do not include climate change can be considered what they are: fantasy. But there are too few studies examining whether popular films reflect our climate reality. This gap in knowledge prevents us from understanding climate visibility and represen- tation in popular entertainment, as well as the related challenges and opportunities. The Climate Reality Check, a Bechdel–Wallace Test for a World on Fire, pro- vides audience members, screenwriters, filmmakers, studios, and researchers with a straightforward way to evaluate whether climate change is represented—or omitted—in any narrative.3 This two-part, binary evaluation tool is simple, illuminat- ing, and powerful.

Research & Articles
04-29-2024

Voters widely agree that corporate polluters should be held accountable, and two-thirds support a “climate superfund” bill. Voters are especially angered to hear that the industry knew about its pollution decades ago and still lied to the public about it. 81% of voters agree that entities with the largest emissions should be most responsible for reducing their carbon footprint and climate impact. 72% of voters are angry to hear that oil companies “discovered that their products were polluting the environment decades ago and have lied to the public since to protect their bottom line”.

Environmental Polling Roundup - April 26th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
04-26-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on climate action, the Biden administration’s climate and environmental record, extreme weather, and Americans’ top environmental priorities.

 

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