Americans are split on whether their personal actions can have an effect on climate change. Most people are taking a variety of steps that reduce their climate impact, but they are often more motivated by finances than environmental concerns. Just 52% of people in 2022 say their “actions have an effect on climate change” (down from 66% in 2019). 35% of people say they are “extremely/very concerned” about the effects of climate change on them personally (down from 44% in 2019).
Poll: More Americans are pessimistic about the impact they can have on climate change compared with three years ago