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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.
Climate Change: Polling Analysis and Talking Points
Numerous polls report a significant rebound in the recognition of global warming by Americans over the last three years, particularly among Republicans and the skeptical.Surveys also reflect growing public support for action by Congress and President to address climate change.
New Poll: Sandy Fuels Widespread Concern on Climate Change
Superstorm Sandy is fueling concerns about climate change and how it’s inflating the costs and risks of extreme weather, according to a new post-election poll from Zogby Analytics. The poll shows key voting groups in the 2012 election – Hispanics, women, young voters – are among those most concerned with confronting climate change now and protecting America's air, water, wildlife and other natural resources.
Voters Strongly Support Accelerated Action on Smart Infrastructure, Clean Energy Investments
On the day that California launched its cap and trade program, a new poll of voters in California, Oregon and Washington shows strong support for maintaining and expanding efforts across the region to account for the costs of climate pollution and invest in clean energy sources by ensuring polluters pay when they contribute to climate change.
Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies 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 Communications.
United Nations Climate Change Secretariat Selects Latest Round of "Lighthouse Activities" Which Combat Climate Change and Help the Urban Poor
As part of its Momentum for Change Initiative, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat has this week begun presenting the latest round of public-private "lighthouse activities" in developing countries which either help to curb greenhouse gas emissions or help people adapt to climate change, while at the same time benefit the urban poor.
Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in September 2012
Americans’ belief in the reality of global warming has increased by 13 percentage points over the past two and a half years, from 57 percent in January 2010 to 70 percent in September 2012. At the same time, the number of Americans who say global warming is not happening has declined nearly by half, from 20 percent in January 2010 to only 12 percent today. For more statistics, click on the link.
Survey: Most Americans Worry About Drought, Want Shift To Cleaner Energy To Avoid Water Shortages, Pollution
Faced with record-breaking 2012 summer heat, 81 percent of Americans are concerned about “increased drought” and other extreme weather conditions, according to a major new ORC International survey conducted for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI).
The Political Benefits of Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2012
This brief report draws on data from a nationally representative survey conducted in March 2012 and other research to investigate the question: On balance, will candidates for political office benefit or be harmed by talking about and supporting action to reduce global warming?
Nearly 90 Percent of Latino Voters Support Clean Energy
The Sierra Club and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced a new national survey today, finding that nearly 90 percent of Latino voters favor clean energy over fossil fuels. The national poll surveyed 1,131 Latino registered voters across the country on a number of public health, environmental and energy issues, and found overwhelming support for clean energy innovation, protecting public lands and parks and cleaning up toxic pollution.
Global Warming’s Six Americas in March 2012 and November 2011
This report extends and updates an ongoing program of research analyzing Americans' interpretations of and responses to climate change. The research segments the American public into six audiences that range among a spectrum of concern and issue engagement.
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