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Poll: More Americans are pessimistic about the impact they can have on climate change compared with three years ago

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).