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Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in November 2013
This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. Interview dates: November 23-December 9,2013. The research was funded by the Energy Foundation, the 11th Hour Project, the Grantham Foundation, and the V.K. Rasmussen Foundation.
Voters' Attitudes About EPA Carbon Pollution Standards
On behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, Hart Research Associates conducted quantitative research on public opinion about new EPA regulations on power plant carbon pollution and its impact on 2014 swing Senate races. This memo reviews the survey’s key findings.
Poll of Americans' Views about EPA during Government Shutdown
The polling data here shows key findings from polls of Americans' views about the work of the US Environmental Protection Agency, which was largely suspended by the government shutdown. Those polled represent a few key districts in the US.
Climate Change in the Texan Mind
This report from the Yale Project on Climate Change and Communication, includes findings about Texans’ climate change beliefs and attitudes, observations of climate impacts and extreme weather, support for climate and energy policies, personal actions to limit global warming, and communication about the issue.
Climate Change in the Ohioan Mind
The Yale Project on Climate Change and Communication, polling data includes findings about Ohioans’ climate change beliefs and attitudes, observations of climate impacts and extreme weather, support for climate and energy policies, personal actions to limit global warming, and communication about the issue.
Recent Polling on Youth Voters
A recent poll by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) shows that young voters of both parties want to see action on climate change and are willing to take steps to address climate change.
Opinion Poll Finds Entrepreneurs Believe Climate Change, Extreme Weather can Disrupt Economy, Hurt Small Businesses
A poll done by the Small Business Majority has found that 6 in 10 small business owners believe that climate change and extreme weather events are a serious problem that harm the economy (includes link to full report).
The Politicization of Climate Change and Polarization in the American Public's Views on Global Warming, 2001-2010
This article examines political polarization over climate change within the American public by analyzing data from 10 nationally representative Gallup Polls between 2001 and 2010
Opinion Poll Shows Maine and New Hampshire Small Businesses Support Clean Energy Standards and Want Congressional Action on EPA Nominee
This press release announces the results of an opinion poll showing that Maine and New Hampshire entrepreneurs support the Environmental Protection Agency regulating carbon pollution and support the president’s nominee to head the agency, Gina McCarthy
"Fracking" in the American Mind: Americans' Views on Hydraulic Fracturing in September, 2012
This report analyzes the findings of a Sept. 2012 survey of American's on their views and opinions regarding the natural gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking.' The report finds that many American's are unfamiliar with the practice and there are mixed opinions regarding it
Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in April 2013
This report details the results of a survey conducted in April 2013 regarding public opinion on support for climate change and energy polices
Americans' Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in April 2013
This report details the results of a survey conducted in April 2013 regarding public opinion on the reality of climate change and global warming
Small Businesses Support Clean Energy Standards and Want Congressional Action on EPA Nominee
This poll conducted by Small Business Majority shows that small business owners support government incentives to help businesses become more energy efficient and utilize clean energy sources. In addition, small business owners support the EPA's authority to enforce clean air laws and they support the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the agency.
Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind: April 2013
This report details the results of a survey conducted in April 2013 regarding public opinion on the impacts that climate change is having on weather patterns
Polling the American Public on Climate Change
This fact sheet provides information on climate change polling in the United States over the last year from a variety of sources. 20 different polls are cited.
Global Warming Fears Rising poll
According to this poll conducted by Gallup, concern about global warming is rising among U.S. residents but nonetheless remains lower than it was at several other points over the last two decades. A combined 58 percent worry either a “great deal” or a “fair amount,” according to the survey conducted in March.
'Solid majority' of Republicans say U.S. should tackle global warming -- survey
The results of a survey released by George Mason and Yale universities. The survey shows that sixty-two percent of self-identified Republicans and GOP-leaning independents said in a national survey that the United States should or probably should take action to address climate change despite uncertainties.
President Obama Voters Don't Want Keystone
A poll reveals an electorate deeply split on the Keystone XL pipeline, which is wildly popular among Republicans and almost equally unpopular among Democrats. Opposition is especially strong among Obama voters age 18 to 29.
Protecting Renewable Portfolio Standards from Cynical Attacks
According to a poll by Fallon Research, nearly 80 percent of Ohio voters support laws requiring the state to produce a portion of its electricity from clean energy sources like solar and wind.
Survey: Two-thirds of Americans Believe Global Warming is Real
An increasing number of Americans indicate that there is evidence of global warming, with 67 percent now expressing a belief that the planet has warmed over the past four decades, according to a University of Michigan survey.
If No Deal is Struck, Four-in-Ten Say Let the Sequester Happen
"The public did not expressing a particular sense of urgency over the March 1 sequester deadline. With little more than a week to go, barely a quarter had heard a lot about the scheduled cuts, while about as many had heard nothing at all."
Survey: Latinos Reject Rubio Approach to Climate Change, Clean Energy
About three out of four Latinos believe that climate change is a serious problem and a substantial majority support President Obama using his authority to reduce its main cause: dangerous carbon pollution, according to a national poll of 1,218 registered voters.
Recent Polling on Climate Change
New polling results show an overwhelming majority of American voters view climate change as a real and tangible problem.
NRDC State of the Union Polling Results
NRDC conducted a national survey which revealed the majority of Americans support Presidential action to fight climate change.
American's Actions to Limit Global Warming in September 2012
This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey - Climate Change in the American Mind - conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.
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