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New Research Helps Explain the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

An abundance of research indicates that American opinion on climate change falls squarely across party lines. But what explains this partisan divide? New research reveals that part of the issue might lie in Americans’ choices about media outlets. Specifically, the study found that watching and listening to conservative media outlets, like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, is associated with […]

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New Effort Will Promote Pro-Climate GOP Candidates

A new effort will help to lift up Republican candidates who are strong on climate change, according to a new article in Politico. The new campaign, which is worth more than seven figures, is part of a larger effort to identify partners in the GOP who will champion climate solutions. The group has already announced that it will support Rep. Chris […]

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New Poll: Three in 10 Americans Will Pledge to Vote for Candidates Who Share Their Views on Climate

New polling results released this month reveal that millions of registered voters would sign a pledge to vote for, would volunteer for, or would give money to candidates who share their views on climate change, if asked to do so by a person they like and respect.   The research, conducted by the Center for […]

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New Analysis: Red States and Blue States Agree We Need Action on Climate Change

Conventional wisdom (and research) tells us that Republicans and Democrats are about as far apart in their views on climate change as you can get. But a new meta-analysis of polling data recently featured in The Huffington Post suggests a different story. The analysis, conducted by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC), a joint project of the […]

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Majority of Young Conservatives Believe in Climate Change, New Poll

A new analysis by the Pew Research Center suggests that young conservatives are increasingly likely to believe that climate change is happening. The report, based on on a national survey of more than 10,000 adults nationwide, divided the American public into seven different voting blocs: “steadfast conservatives,” “business conservatives,” “young outsiders,” “hard-pressed skeptics,” “next generation […]

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Why Information Isn’t Enough to Solve Climate Change

For some time, climate communicators have focused on giving people the facts about climate change. If people just understood the science behind climate change, the logic goes, then they would surely support solutions to address the problem. But the story is actually much more complicated, says a recent article in The New York Times. People […]

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Americans Twice as Likely to Vote for Candidates That Support Climate Action, New Poll

Registered voters in the U.S. are 2.5 times more likely to vote for presidential or congressional candidates who support action on climate change, according to a new polling report released last week. Moreover, registered voters are 3 times more likely to vote against a candidate who opposes climate action. The poll, conducted by the Center […]

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Climate Change Ranks As Most Divisive Political Issue in New Poll

A new poll identified climate change as the single most politically divisive issue among a list of hot-button issues including abortion, gun control, and the death penalty, says a recent Huffington Post article. The survey, conducted by University of New Hampshire sociology professor Lawrence Hamilton, revealed that climate change garnered gaps of 53 percentage points […]

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Evangelical Christians Taking Lead on Climate Solutions

While some evangelicals perceive a conflict between faith and science, a growing number are starting to rally for climate solutions, according to a recent article in The Huffington Post. Many evangelical Christians are especially motivated by the fact that climate change will disproportionately affect the world’s most poor and vulnerable, or “the least of these,” […]

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How to Approach a Climate Skeptic

Climate change continues to be a highly polarizing issue. According to psychological research, part of the issue has to do with the way our brains process information. We’re biologically predisposed to seek out and trust information that confirms our existing points of view, a phenomenon known by psychologists as “confirmation bias.” This means that those […]

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