Why are Hispanics More Concerned than Whites about Global Warming?

Resource Author: Jon Krosnick

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.
A nationwide survey about global warming that asked people for their views on whether global warming will be beneficial or detrimental, about how the president and Congress have responded to it, and what they believe government should do about it. ► View the interactive poll
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.
A briefing on American perceptions of climate change, including a state-by-state breakdown of public opinion, an analysis of the impact of global warming on voting in the 2012 elections, the impact of Superstorm Sandy on the public’s perception of climate change, and public support for government action. Briefing highlights from EESI:  Eleanor Bastian from the...
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.
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.”