Public opinion about climate and energy issues is strongly divided along political party and ideological lines. This chapter reviews those patterns underlying beliefs about climate change, perceived consensus among scientists about climate change, and views about one policy prescription aimed at reducing climate change. Liberal Democrats are especially inclined to hold the view that the Earth is warming due to human activity, they are more likely to see consensus among scientists about this issue and are more in favor of setting stricter plant emission limits in order to address climate change. Other factors that predict views on these issues include gender and age: Men and older adults express more support of these energy technologies, on average, than do women or younger adults, respectively.
How Americans see climate change and the environment in 7 charts
How Americans see climate change and the environment in 7 charts | Pew Research Center
Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin — called attention to the aftermath of a massive oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast the prior year. The protest helped set the political stage for a decade of new regulations, including the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. Earth Day has since expanded across the globe, bringing citizens together — at least virtually for — to educate, mobilize and celebrate. While the event focuses on a range of environmental concerns, climate change has loomed especially large over the past decade, sometimes sparking major protests urging more action to reduce it and its effects.
Edition: Available editions Global Perspectives. Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in. Articles Contributors Links Articles on Climate change and public opinion Displaying 1 - 20 of 44 articles. A team of researchers tried to gauge public perceptions of climate activists and faith in humanity's ability to work together on issues like climate change. A recent survey in Indiana finds broad concern about climate change and support for addressing it in this red state, with one catch: Many Hoosiers don't realize their neighbors agree with them.
Public opinion on climate change is the aggregate of attitudes or beliefs held by the adult population concerning the science, economics, and politics of climate change. It is affected by media coverage of climate change. In January , the United Nations Development Programme reported results of the largest-ever climate survey, which indicated that two-thirds of respondents consider climate change as an emergency, with forest and land conservation being the most popular solutions. A — Gallup Poll surveyed individuals in countries.