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Climate Emotions Wheel

Climate Mental Health Network
Research & Articles
06-12-2024

Emotions wheels have long been a valuable tool for psychologists to help people better understand and interpret their feelings.

Environmental Polling Roundup - June 7th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
06-07-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new national polling on Americans’ climate attitudes, climate change and energy policy as factors in the presidential race, and extreme weather + new statewide polling in Georgia and North Carolina.

Research & Articles
06-06-2024

Americans view climate change as a health issue and expect this summer’s weather to be as extreme or worse than last summer’s. 65% of Americans agree that climate change is a “threat to human health”. Two in five (40%) believe that climate change presents a “large” or “moderate” risk to their own personal health and well-being. Most Americans (63%) expect this summer to either be on par with last summer (36%) or even worse (37%) in terms of weather-related issues – even after hearing that 2023 was the warmest year on record for the planet. This is clearly a source of anxiety for Americans heading into the warmer months, with most (53%) saying that they are concerned about themselves or someone in their family being impacted by extreme weather this summer.

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 31st, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-31-2024

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, energy prices, and the public health impacts of climate change + new polling in Nevada on climate and clean energy messaging.

Voters Say Climate Anxiety Negatively Impacts Their Daily Lives

Catherine Fraser and Grace Adcox. Data for Progress
Research & Articles
05-29-2024

Most voters believe that climate change will impact their health and where they live, and more than two-thirds support the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act after reading about it. Nearly seven in ten voters (69% support / 24% oppose) say that they support the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act. Support for the bill spans partisan lines, with nearly nine in ten Democrats (88%), two-thirds of independents (67%), and around half of Republicans (52%) in favor of it. Climate anxiety is highly relatable, with most voters saying that climate change negatively impacts their plans for the future. The majority of voters (55%) say that their feelings about climate change have some kind of negative impact on their planning for the future. Younger voters in particular expect that their lives will be impacted by climate change. Nearly two-thirds of voters under 45 say that climate change will impact their health (65%) and where they live (64%), and most voters under 45 (54%) believe that it will impact their finances as well.

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 24th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-24-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on climate change in the presidential race, fossil fuel accountability, and PFAS + new qualitative research among Latino voters and new data on the long-term trends in Americans’ climate attitudes.

Poll: Public understanding of climate change has grown in the U.S.

Matthew Ballew, Jennifer Marlon, Emily Goddard et al. Yale University and George Mason University
Research & Articles
05-21-2024

Long-term trends in Americans’ climate attitudes show increased understanding that global warming is happening and harming Americans. Between 2010 and 2023, the share of Americans who recognize that global warming is happening grew by 14 percentage points in Yale and GMU’s data (from 59% to 73%). The percentage who attribute global warming to human activities also increased by double digits, from 48% in 2010 up to 59% in 2023. The belief that global warming is either harming people in the U.S. now or will do so within the next ten years has increased sharply since 2010, from 38% up to 57%. Over that same time period, Americans have become 13 points more likely to say that global warming will harm them personally (from 33% to 46%). Growth in climate understanding is largely driven by Democrats, with additional gains among center and center-right voters. Yale and GMU’s trends show that Democrats have become much more unified in their climate beliefs over the past decade or so. Large and growing majorities of liberal Democrats (87%, +26 since 2010) and non-liberal Democrats (74%, +25 since 2010) say that global warming is either harming Americans now or will do so in the next 10 years.

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.

Environmental Polling Roundup - April 5th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
04-05-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on extreme weather, climate change, and plastic pollution.

 

HEADLINES

Americans who report experiences with extreme weather are more likely to support pro-climate policies. 62% of Americans support tax credits for families who install rooftop solar or battery storage in their homes. 62% of Americans support increasing investment in energy-efficient forms of public transportation. 60% of Americans support grants to communities to protect them from the impacts of climate change, including drought, heat, and extreme weather. 57% of Americans support forgivable loans for rural communities to improve their energy efficiency.