Search below for resources covering the intersection of climate engagement, social science and data analytics.


Research & Articles

Polling results find that Floridians worry about climate change more than most Americans, and the level of concern among Republicans in South Florida is slightly higher than among Republicans elsewhere in the Country.  A poll conducted in February 2021 found that 75% of Florida respondents are either very concerned or somewhat concerned about global climate change – slightly higher than results from the national sample (72%). Results also revealed that concern is split across party lines. 91.8% of Democrats and 74.3% of Independents are concerned, compared to 60.6% of Republicans. However, results show that concern is higher in South Florida, which is more likely to experience flooding and storms, suggesting that Republicans in this area may be more open to environmental policy shifts compared to their national counterparts.

How does the American public perceive climate disasters?

Lauren Kim, Jennifer Marlon, Matthew Ballew, and Karine Lacroix (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)
Research & Articles

Different parts of the country see various kinds of extreme weather as most concerning, perceptions which are largely in line with actual major disasters that have occurred in those regions. This report provides concern profiles for the 18 largest states, drawing on survey data from 2018 and 2019. Over half of Americans see such extreme weather events posting a high or moderate risk to their community in the coming decade, and two thirds see a climate link to US weather (though only a third think climate affects our weather "a lot").

Poll: Public backs strong limits on methane pollution

ALG Research for Natural Resources Defense Council
Research & Articles

Americans overwhelmingly support updating and strengthening the methane standards and regulations. Even after being shown balanced pro and con messaging, people support touger methane regulations by a nearly 5:1 margin. Curtailing leaks and releases of methane has broad support across all major demographics, including 2-to-1 support among Republicans.

Poll: In time of COVID, two-thirds of Americans want climate action

Morning Consult For Environmental Defense Fund
Research & Articles

Americans are worried about "triple threat" of hurricanes, COVID, & climate change. 52% of Black Americans and 49% of Latinos/Latinas say they are more worried about hurricane season this year amidst the pandemic. Half of adults in southeastern coastal states say they are more worried about hurricane season this year and 66% say addressing climate change should be a priority.

Poll: Americans on Clean Power

Voice of the People and University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
Research & Articles

3 in 4 respondents said that it is a high priority to cut air pollution from energy production that has negative public health effects, including a slight majority of Republicans and 90% of Democrats. 7 in 10 said it is a high priority to reduce greenhouse gases from energy production, including just under half of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. After a briefing and assessment of arguments pro and con, 7 in 10 approved of the US participating in the Paris Climate Agreement.

Battleground Millennial Survey

NextGen Climate/Project New America
Research & Articles

75% of millennials say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to transition the U.S. from fossil fuels to clean energy, but 44% of millennials do not see a difference between Clinton and Trump on this issue. 44% also prefer Clinton’s views on transitioning to clean energy; only 12% prefer Trump’s.

Research & Articles

Three-quarters of Americans are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about global climate change -- representing high, but virtually unchanged levels of concern since the last poll was conducted in 2015. In peninsular Florida, however, a parallel survey of residents found that 81.3% were "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned," a marked increase from last year’s poll when only 67% felt that way.