This report from Yale Program on Climate Change Communication is based on findings from two nationally represented surveys conducted in the United States showing that Latinos are more convinced that climate change is happening and human-caused when compared with non-Latinos in the U.S.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:
Latinos make up 17% of the U.S population and are the fastest- growing ethnic group in the country. Participants in the survey expressed a significant amount of concern about climate change and a willingness to take political action.
• 60% of Latinos would vote for a candidate for public office because of their position on global warming
• 84% of Latinos think global warming is happening
• 70% of Latinos understand global warming is mostly human-caused
• 50% of Latinos “strongly support” funding more research into renewable energy, regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant, and providing tax rebates for people who purchase energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels
• 57% of Latinos intend to buy the products of companies that are taking steps to reduce global warming
• 53% say they have personally experienced the effects of global warming