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President Biden Sees Climate Change as a Justice Issue, Do Americans?

ecoAmerica
02-03-2021

84% of Americans believe climate change harms some people more than others but most Americans do not yet see climate change as a justice issue, according to recent survey research from ecoAmerica. Large, partisan differences exist, with 63% of Democrats viewing climate change as an important justice issue, vs. just 21% of Republicans. Further, Americans are more likely to say they are motivated to take action on climate change because it is "affecting the environment and nature" (63%) than because it is "unfairly impacting some communities and people more than others" (36%) or because it is "impacting me and my community" (34%). 

Research findings suggest that climate advocates must continue to help Americans connect the dots between climate change and a host of critical justice issues. Check out a video discussing research findings here