What Do the American People Think?
Public Support for Climate Action By State
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communications does extensive research in the United States on the public’s perceptions of global warming. It has published an interactive map that estimates public support for climate action in each state. (Based on polling data from 2008 to 2014.)
Conservatives vs. Most Americans on Climate Action
Too often, the debate about climate change is portrayed as one between Democrats and Republicans. In fact, it’s not. It’s a debate between most Americans and conservative Republicans. The latest national survey from the Yale Project for Climate Change Communications finds that majorities of registered Democrats, Independents and liberal and moderate Republicans want climate action, will vote for candidates who will support it and represent the mainstream of American voters. The survey also finds that conservative Republicans’ views are often different than the rest of American voters. (October 2015)