The share of Americans calling global climate change a major threat to the U.S. has grown since 2013, an increase that has occurred largely among Democrats.
A majority of Americans see at least some effect of climate change where they live. Partisans differ over the effects of climate policies.
Majorities in many countries say global climate change is a major threat to their nation. Global concerns about climate change have risen since 2013.
There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, a 56% increase from 2011.
Some 31% of Americans say the effects of climate change are affecting them personally.
There are significant divides between younger Republicans and their elders in the GOP on a range of environmental and energy issues.
Read an interview with Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell, who helped author the study.
The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation observed its first Earth Day – created by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson – on April 22, 1970. Nearly a half century later, Earth Day […]
People’s level of science knowledge helps to a degree to explain their beliefs about climate and energy issues, but it depends on their partisanship.
Public support for the Keystone XL pipeline has fallen since 2014, largely because of a sharp decline among Democrats.