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Environmental Polling Roundup - June 14th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
06-14-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including a new wave of Yale and George Mason’s long-running “Climate Change in the American Mind” survey, new battleground polling on climate change and clean energy in the presidential race, and new polling on sustainable aquaculture.

Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, Spring 2024

Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach, Seth Rosenthal et al. Yale University and George Mason University
Research & Articles
06-13-2024

Steady majorities of voters say that clean energy and global warming should be high priorities for the President and Congress, and voters overwhelmingly prefer pro-climate candidates over candidates who oppose climate action. By a greater than four-to-one margin, voters would prefer to vote for a candidate for public office who supports action on global warming (62%) over a candidate who opposes action on global warming (15%). 74% of voters support the Inflation Reduction Act after reading a brief description of it. 77% of voters support providing tax rebates to people who purchase energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels. 74% of voters support tax credits or rebates to encourage people to buy electric appliances, such as heat pumps and induction stoves, that run on electricity instead of oil or gas. 66% of voters support transitioning the U.S. economy from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy by 2050. 80% of voters support strengthening enforcement of industrial pollution limits in low-income communities and communities of color that are disproportionately impacted by air and water pollution. 65% of voters support building solar farms in their local area. 58% of voters support building wind farms in their local area.

Climate Doom to Messy Hope: Climate Healing & Resilience

Meghan Wise for UBC Climate Hub's Climate Wellbeing Engagement Network
Research & Articles
06-12-2024

Grounded in a commitment to fostering deeper understandings and connections, this theory-to-practice handbook aims to support mindful and proactive navigation of the escalating impacts of climate change on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.

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.

Voters in coastal states and areas widely support research into sustainable aquaculture as a way to grow more seafood healthily and sustainably in the U.S. Roughly three-quarters (76%) of voters support the SEAfood Act when they see it explained as a “proposal that would examine the risks and opportunities of aquaculture in the open ocean off the U.S. coast before setting regulations and standards.” This proposal draws support from across the political spectrum, with 81% of Democrats, 67% of independents, and 75% of Republicans in favor. More than four in five voters agree with each of the following statements about the issue: “The U.S. is currently importing 90% of its seafood, and half of it is farmed. Doing the research to figure out how to do it here will expand economic opportunity” (84% agree). “The U.S. is currently importing 90% of its seafood, and half of it is farmed, but it’s not up to the same health and safety standards we have. Doing the research to figure out how to do it here will ensure we consume safe seafood” (82% agree).

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.

Research & Articles
06-04-2024

Most Americans say that climate change will be an important factor in their vote for president, as majorities say that it’s “very important” for the next president to expand U.S. clean energy and enforce clean air and water rules. Most support solar and wind energy projects in their own communities. 78% of Americans recognize that climate change is happening. 65% of Americans say that climate change policy will be an important factor in their vote for president this year. 56% of Americans say that it’s “extremely” or “very” important for the next president to enforce strict clean air and water regulations. 53% of Americans say that it’s “extremely” or “very” important for the next president to expand the U.S. clean energy industry. 62% of Americans say that corporations and industry have “a great deal” or “a lot” of responsibility for addressing climate change. 59% of Americans say that the U.S. federal government has “a great deal” or “a lot” of responsibility for addressing climate change. 64% of Americans support a solar panel field being built in their community. 60% of Americans support wind turbines being built in their community.