Why are Hispanics More Concerned than Whites about Global Warming?

Resource Author: Bo MacInnis

A paper posing the hypothesis that Hispanic communities are more concerned about climate change because they are more likely to experience the impacts of climate change.
Drawing upon national survey data, the Stanford University study explores whether public attitudes toward consumption and supply side policies discourage movement toward “a new energy economy.” WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK There’s a general myth that the public doesn’t support legislation to limit greenhouse gases, which is why members of Congress are unwilling to...
A study from Stanford University that explores how word choice affects public opinion toward climate preparation, including whether attitudes varied depending on who endorses preparation efforts, the stated purpose, the specific global warming consequences targeted in the message, and the words used to describe the notion of preparation.
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 Stanford University survey looked at the effect of cooler temperatures in 2011 and climate skeptic rhetoric expressed by Republican Party presidential candidates on the American public's support of climate change policies. Researchers compared two nationally representative surveys conducted in 2010 and 2012 that asked respondents about ten policies intended to reduce future warming.  WHY...
A poll of American public opinion on global warming in light of the 2011 GOP primary debates, which finds that while acceptance of global warming is on the rise from 2010, the public is divided politically regarding the cause, and skeptics have become more entrenched in their thinking.