How Americans think about climate change


Researchers at Yale University released their latest climate change polling, detailed by state, county, legislative district, and metro areas. The NY Times highlighted several general opinions from the study:

  • Americans want to restrict carbon emissions from coal power plants. The White House and Congress may do the opposite.
  • Most people think that climate change will harm Americans, but they don’t think it will happen to them.
  • Texas and Florida are vulnerable to climate change, but residents are split on how much to worry about it.

Meanwhile, a recent Gallup poll shows that Americans’ concerns about climate change have been increasing for the last three years.