A fact sheet from the Environmental and Energy Study Initiative provides information about public perceptions of climate change from a variety of polling sources.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:
Looking across a range of public opinion data, EESI finds that the U.S. public’s concern about climate change (while still below 2007 levels) is on the rise.
The trend of rising concern holds across party lines, with greater numbers of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans perceiving climate change as an issue that will affect them in their lifetimes.
More Americans say that global warming is caused by human activities.
A majority of Americans support renewable energy technology and the regulation of power plant emissions.
Support remains weak for a carbon tax or cap‐and‐trade measures.