A majority of U.S. adults say they are taking at least some specific action in their daily lives to protect the environment, though Democrats and Republicans remain at ideological odds over the causes of climate change and the effects of policies to address it.
There is bipartisan support for several proposals to reduce the effects of climate change, especially for large scale tree-plantings to help absorb carbon emissions and offering tax credits to businesses that capture carbon emissions.
For Earth Day 2020, we take stock of public opinion in the United States about global climate change and the environment.
The share of Americans who say global climate change is a major threat to the well-being of the U.S. has grown from 44% in 2009 to 60% in 2020.
About seven-in-ten in Pacific states say climate change is affecting their local community at least some. That compares with 54% in Mountain states.
Some 63% of Americans say climate change is currently affecting their local community either a great deal or some.
As 14 states and one territory prepare to hold primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday, here’s a look at how Democrats see climate change.
Majorities in many countries say global climate change is a major threat to their nation. Global concerns about climate change have risen since 2013.
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
When Republicans assess the climate for political discourse, they see a more hospitable environment for Democrats than for members of their own party.