Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
Recent surveys have documented how people around the world view the issue of climate change and international responses.
46% of U.S. adults say the area where they live has had an extreme weather event over the past 12 months.
Latinos broadly support an array of policy measures to address climate change and other environmental issues.
Powerful storms, wildfires, heat waves and other extreme climate-related events are projected to become more common and affect more people.
A median of 67% in 17 publics express a favorable opinion of the UN, compared with a median of 29% who have an unfavorable opinion.
There is minimal praise from other societies for how the United States and China are handling climate change.
Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.
GOP moderates and younger adults generally offer more support for action to address climate change than conservatives and older adults.
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.