Polling results find that Floridians worry about climate change more than most Americans, and the level of concern among Republicans in South Florida is slightly higher than among Republicans elsewhere in the Country. A poll conducted in February 2021 found that 75% of Florida respondents are either very concerned or somewhat concerned about global climate change – slightly higher than results from the national sample (72%). Results also revealed that concern is split across party lines. 91.8% of Democrats and 74.3% of Independents are concerned, compared to 60.6% of Republicans. However, results show that concern is higher in South Florida, which is more likely to experience flooding and storms, suggesting that Republicans in this area may be more open to environmental policy shifts compared to their national counterparts.
Poll: Florida Residents Continue to Worry About Climate Change and Various Effects