Global Warming’s Six Americas and the Election, 2016

A recent survey by Yale and George Mason University researchers shows how Americans’ views on climate change policy initiatives may influence their support of presidential candidates.


This report looks across the Six America’s segmentation to gain insights on voters’ beliefs, attitudes, and policies on global warming in relation to the upcoming presidential election.



· 80% of the “Alarmed” say global warming, environmental protection and clean energy production issues will be extremely important in their voting decisions.

· The proportion of Americans in the Alarmed segment increased by five percentage points over the past year

· 2 out of 3 "Alarmed" (64%) say they plan to vote for Hillary Clinton, and 3 out of 5 Dismissive (61%) prefer Donald Trump.

· 45 % of “Dismissive” say support for action to reduce global warming would make them less likely to vote for the candidate. 

· More than 64% of “Alarmed” and “Concerned” would be less likely to vote for a candidate who opposes action to reduce global warming. Majorities of the Cautious, Disengaged and Doubtful say it would make no difference to their vote or they’re not sure whether it would make a difference.

· 51 % of "Dismissive" indicate that opposition to action would make no difference to their vote






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