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Poll: Few Americans Believe the U.S. Economy Will Be Impacted by Climate Change

The Harris Poll on behalf of Inerjys Ventures
05-05-2020

Most Americans are underestimating both the potential economic impact of climate change and the role that entrepreneurs and investors can play in rectifying it, according to Inerjys Ventures, a global climate solutions investment firm:

  • Fewer than two in five Americans (38%) believe climate change will damage the U.S. economy if it is not addressed.
  • About one in five Americans (19%) think it will cost more to solve climate change globally than it will to fix the problems that arise from it.
  • A quarter (25%) of Americans don’t think efforts from U.S. entrepreneurs/start-up companies are important in the fight against climate change.
  • Only about a third of Americans (35%) believe there is not enough money being invested in technology that could help prevent or fix climate change.
  • 42% say the U.S. government has more of a responsibility than U.S. companies to address issues in America that cause climate change.