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Environmental Polling Roundup - May 17th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-17-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new national polling on oil and gas accountability, clean energy and infrastructure, and young voters, plus new polling in Florida on the state’s approach to climate change. 

 

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Environmental Polling Roundup - May 10th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-10-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on Americans’ climate attitudes and the Inflation Reduction Act. 

 

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Climate Opinion Factsheets (2024)

Martial Jefferson, Adán Rivas, Jennifer Marlon et al. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Research & Articles
05-08-2024

Americans' opinions about climate change vary widely depending on where people live. Yale Program on Climate Communication just released a US Climate Opinion Factsheet Map tool. The factsheets include 22 key measures of public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior for each of the 50 states, 271 congressional districts, and 3,142 counties across the U.S. The Factsheets make this state and local information even easier to use and share.

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 3rd, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-03-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on polluter accountability, Big Oil misinformation, climate resilience, and the Inflation Reduction Act.

 

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A growing share of Americans support the Inflation Reduction Act – including nearly half of Republicans – but only about half of Americans report hearing about it. Large majorities support a range of recent health care policies, including capping the cost of insulin, providing free vaccines, giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices, and cracking down on hidden junk fees on prescription drugs. Fewer than a third of Americans report hearing “a lot” about each of the health care policies tested.

Research & Articles
04-30-2024

Seven in ten voters support the Inflation Reduction Act when they learn basic information about it, but half say that they’ve heard little or nothing about it. Voters support the Inflation Reduction Act by a 71%-20% margin after reading a brief description of it. This is largely driven by sky-high support among Democrats (94% support), while Navigator finds that independents are also supporting the IRA by an increasingly wide margin (65% support / 17% oppose).

Research & Articles
04-29-2024

Voters widely agree that corporate polluters should be held accountable, and two-thirds support a “climate superfund” bill. Voters are especially angered to hear that the industry knew about its pollution decades ago and still lied to the public about it. 81% of voters agree that entities with the largest emissions should be most responsible for reducing their carbon footprint and climate impact. 72% of voters are angry to hear that oil companies “discovered that their products were polluting the environment decades ago and have lied to the public since to protect their bottom line”.

Environmental Polling Roundup - April 26th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
04-26-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on climate action, the Biden administration’s climate and environmental record, extreme weather, and Americans’ top environmental priorities.

 

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Steady majorities of Americans say that the government should do more to address global warming and will be failing the American people if it doesn’t take action. However, Americans have mixed attitudes about the economics of climate action. 56% of Americans agree that the U.S. should do more in the fight against climate change. 54% of Americans agree that the U.S. government will be failing its people if it does not act now to combat climate change.

Research & Articles
04-21-2024

Americans have heard little about the Biden administration’s climate efforts, but the administration’s climate and environmental policies are popular when people learn about them. Seven in ten Americans (70%) support the U.S. “taking steps to try to slow or stop the rate of climate change,” including nine in ten Democrats (91%), two-thirds of independents (68%), and around half of Republicans (48%). 53% of Americans support policies that would encourage the production of more electric or hybrid vehicles and fewer gas-powered vehicles in the U.S.