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New Study: Natural Disasters Play A Significant Role in Americans’ Climate Opinions

A new study featured in Business Wire reveals that 57 percent of Americans cite natural disasters as being highly influential in shaping their climate opinions. The study, conducted by business communications firm Gibbs & Soell, also found that water scarcity is increasingly on Americans’ minds. Just under half of Americans say they’re more concerned about […]

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Connecting Climate and Economic Growth – New Research from Europe

80% of people in the European Union say that tackling climate change and using energy more efficiently will boost the economy and decrease unemployment, according to a new poll released last week. The Eurobarometer opinion poll, which was recently featured in a Climate Group blog post, also found that 70% of EU residents think that […]

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New Poll: Americans Will Act on Climate, If Their Peers and Leaders Ask Them To

A new polling report released this month reveals that Americans are willing to take steps in their lives to take action on climate with just a little bit of nudging from those around them. The poll, jointly conducted by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Project on Climate Change […]

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New Poll: 83% of Americans Support Action on Climate

New poll results released this week by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveal that Americans are supportive of action on climate change and have clear opinions about who can and should take this action.   Here are a few of poll’s key […]

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Energy Trumps Climate in New Poll on Americans’ Priorities

A public opinion poll recently featured in the National Journal found that while climate change ranks relatively low on Americans’ policy priority lists, “dealing with the nation’s energy problem” ranks significantly higher. The poll, conducted in January by the Pew Research Center, found that 29 percent of respondents reported that climate change should be a […]

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New Poll: Nine in 10 Latinos Support Action on Climate

Nine in 10 Latino voters favor taking action on climate change, according to poll results released last week by the NRDC and the polling firm Latino Decisions. The poll, which was recently featured in this Climate Progress article, found that 75 percent of Latinos said that it was “very to extremely important” for the government […]

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New Research: How to Move Americans on Climate

Poll results just released by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveal a host of new findings about Americans’ climate attitudes and beliefs. While these findings provide valuable information to policymakers and advocates about where America is on climate, they can also guide […]

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Seeing Is Believing: American Belief in Climate Change Is Growing Due to Personal Observation

A new poll by the Associated Press-GfK shows that Americans’ belief of climate change is growing (to nearly 4 out of 5 Americans). The growth is increasing at the greatest pace amongst those who doubt climate science but believe in personal experiences. As 2012 has demonstrated, climate change impacts – rising temperatures and extreme weather […]

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Recent Poll shows Teens have a Thirst for Environmental Knowledge

A survey, commissioned by Canon U.S.A to kick off their annual Envirothon, investigated where teenagers ages 14 – 18 stand on environmental issues. It found 63% of teenagers agree that the youth is not taking enough action to solve current environmental problems, but a majority of them are willing to do more. Many teens claimed […]

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Recent Poll Indicates Natural Disasters are Shifting Belief

A nationwide poll conducted earlier this month by the University of Texas found American belief in climate change has increased 5% since March 2012, totaling 70%. As seen in other recent reports, the findings suggest that observations of current weather patterns are proving to be the largest explanations for shifting views on climate change. For […]

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