A poll that looks at U.S. attitudes and actions to address climate change in relation to the 2016 election.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:
The majority of Americans believe that climate change is happening and human activities are to blame. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing discussing American perceptions of climate change and concern for impacts.
Four Key Beliefs about Climate Change
1. Climate change is real
Americans say global warming is happening, rising from 28% in April 2014 to 47% in March 2016.
2. It’s caused by humans
46% of Americans think global warming is mostly the result of humans activities.
3. Climate change can be harmful to people
41% of Americans believe they will be personally harmed by climate change, compared to 70% who believe climate change will primarily harm future generations.
4. It’s solvable
About half (47%) of Americans believe humans could reduce global warming
Six in 10 Americans say the issue of global warming is personally important to them