The Impact of Candidates’ Statements about Climate Change on Electoral Success in 2008 and 2010: Evidence Using Three Methodologies

Resource Author: Ana Villar

This paper summarizes the results of four studies conducted to determine the effects of political candidates' support of "green" positions on environmental issues such as climate change, and how that position, or opposing "non-green" position, impacts their electoral success.
A study of strategic language choices and public perception that asked Americans to rate the seriousness of “global warming,” “climate change,” or “global climate change.”