Key findings: How Americans’ attitudes about climate change differ by generation, party and other factors
Majorities of Americans say the federal government, businesses and other actors are doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change.
Foreign policy experts in the U.S. have much different views about threats to the country than the general public
International relations experts' assessment of the current crises facing the world are often at odds with those of the U.S. general public.
Many globally are as concerned about climate change as about the spread of infectious diseases
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, people around the world are still concerned by the threat of global climate change.
How important is climate change to voters in the 2020 election?
A majority of U.S. registered voters say climate change will be a very or somewhat important issue when casting their vote for president.
Science and Scientists Held in High Esteem Across Global Publics
Majorities across 20 publics say government investments in scientific research are worthwhile and express a lot or some confidence in scientists to do what is right for the public.
Public Views About Science in the United States
This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in U.S. society.
Despite Pandemic, Many Europeans Still See Climate Change as Greatest Threat to Their Countries
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Most Americans say climate change affects their local community, including 70% living near coast
Some 63% of Americans say climate change is currently affecting their local community either a great deal or some.
Millennial and Gen Z Republicans stand out from their elders on climate and energy issues
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
Two-Thirds of Americans Think Government Should Do More on Climate
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.
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