On climate change, Republicans are open to some policy approaches, even as they assign the issue low priority
GOP moderates and younger adults generally offer more support for action to address climate change than conservatives and older adults.
Tokyo Olympics reach the starting line even as most Japanese say country has handled pandemic poorly
Among 17 publics surveyed, those in Japan report the most negative assessment of how their country has handled the pandemic.
For U.S. Latinos, COVID-19 Has Taken a Personal and Financial Toll
Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Yet satisfaction with the nation’s direction is at highest level in a decade as most say the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
Most Americans believe in intelligent life beyond Earth; few see UFOs as a major national security threat
About two-thirds of Americans (65%) say their best guess is that intelligent life exists on other planets.
On social media, Gen Z and Millennial adults interact more with climate change content than older generations
Among U.S. social media users, 45% of Gen Z adults have interacted with content that focuses on the need for action on climate change.
Americans lost more years of life to COVID-19 in 2020 than to all accidents combined in a typical year
In 2020 alone, the coronavirus was responsible for about 380,000 deaths and roughly 5.5 million years of lost life in the United States.
U.S. adults have mixed views on whether geoengineering would help reduce effects of climate change
No more than half of Americans say they think solar geoengineering and cloud seeding would make a difference in reducing the effects of climate change.
Most Americans support expanding solar and wind energy, but Republican support has dropped
Among Republicans, support for increasing reliance on solar power is down from 84% last year to 73% today.
Today’s electric vehicle market: Slow growth in U.S., faster in China, Europe
A small but significant share of car owners in the U.S. have traded filling up for plugging in, and many more are thinking of joining them.
Electric vehicles get mixed reception from American consumers
39% of Americans say that the next time they purchase a vehicle, they are at least somewhat likely to seriously consider electric.
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