Since 2015, opinions about the federal government’s handling of several major issues have become less positive and much more partisan.
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 has expanded […]
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.
Support for focusing on alternative energy development (is up slightly since December 2014, but wide political differences remain.
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.