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Americans’ Extreme Weather Policy Views and Personal Experiences

Among those who say they’ve experienced at least one of five types of extreme weather we asked about, a large majority say climate change contributed at least a little. Most Republicans – and nearly all Democrats – say climate change played a role.

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A photo that shows Orlando Utility Commission's Stanton Solar Farm outside Orlando, Florida, in September 2021. In the distance is the utility's Stanton Energy Center, powered by coal and natural gas.

Americans Largely Favor U.S. Taking Steps To Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Majorities of Americans say the United States should prioritize the development of renewable energy sources and take steps toward the country becoming carbon neutral by the year 2050. But just 31% want to phase out fossil fuels completely, and many foresee unexpected problems in a major transition to renewable energy.