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Environmental Polling Roundup - December 2nd, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
12-02-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on climate change as a national priority, new polling about offshore wind energy among Americans in coastal counties, and new polling about the impacts of people’s religious views and partisanship on their climate attitudes.​​​​​​​

Environmental Polling Roundup - November 18th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
11-18-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including lots of new polling on climate change and the environment as issues in the midterm elections.

Religious beliefs about Earth and the environment

Becka Alper. Pew Research Center
Research & Articles
11-17-2022

Most Americans say the Earth is sacred, is our only home and that God gave humans a duty to protect and care for it. Six-in-ten Americans say that holy scripture contains lessons about the environment (58%), and they appear to hold nuanced views about what some of those lessons are. While two-thirds (66%) say God gave humans a duty to protect and care for the Earth, including the plants and animals, a smaller majority (54%) say God gave humans the right to use the Earth, including the plants and animals, for humanity’s benefit – and nearly half (48%) hold both these views. Three-quarters of U.S. Christians say they believe Jesus will return to Earth one day, but far fewer (14%) believe it will be within their lifetimes.

The 2022 Midterm Voter Election Poll

African American Research Collaborative
Research & Articles
11-14-2022

Midterm voters of color are the most likely to view climate change as an “urgent problem” and to say that the Inflation Reduction Act was a motivating factor in their vote. 73% of midterm voters say they support the Inflation Reduction Act when it’s described as “the largest investment ever in clean energy in an effort to reduce toxic air and carbon pollution,” including 90% of Black voters and 83% of Latino voters. 62% of midterm voters say that climate change is an “urgent problem we must address now,” including 77% of Black voters and 68% of Latino voters.

Environmental Polling Roundup - November 11th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
11-11-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new national polling about climate change as a factor in people’s midterm vote choices and new polling on energy and carbon removal in Wyoming.

Wyoming voters have positive attitudes about fossil fuels but are open to mitigating their impact with carbon removal sites in the state. Wyoming voters express the most favorable views toward traditional energy sources like natural gas (91 percent favorable), oil (84 percent favorable), and coal (78 percent favorable). Nuclear energy (71 percent favorable) enjoys roughly the same favorability as solar energy (69 percent favorable), while wind energy lags relatively behind (52 percent favorable). Notably, several respondents express very strong negative sentiments toward wind turbines — especially regarding their appearance — in an open-ended prompt regarding any additional views toward alternative energy sources. Wyoming voters are open-minded about carbon removal. After reading a brief description, Wyoming voters support building CDR sites in the state by a +50-point margin. There is broad support across party lines from majorities of Democrats (84 percent), Independents (69 percent), and Republicans (65 percent).

Research & Articles
11-09-2022

Republican pollster reports that climate change voters helped fuel Democrats’ overperformance in the election. Democratic candidates won 88% of voters who say they are concerned about climate change.

Memo: State Elections Saw A Green Wave In 2022

Pete Maysmith, League of Conservation Voters
Research & Articles
11-09-2022

In state elections up and down the ballot in the 2022 midterm elections, we saw a Green Wave of environmental champions. In 2018, new Governors came into office ready to pass major clean energy and environmental legislation, and nearly all of them won reelection in 2022. In Maryland and Massachusetts, new candidates who championed 100% clean energy with major plans for their first year in office won. In Minnesota and Michigan, voters elected new pro-environmental legislative majorities who we expect to hit the ground running with major climate and clean water bills. This resource describes election results for governor, state legislature, other state offices, and ballot initiatives and referenda.

Environmental Polling Roundup - November 4th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
11-04-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on the Inflation Reduction Act, the factors voters blame for high gas prices, and the issues that voters are prioritizing the most in the midterms.

Poll: On the Inflation Reduction Act, Voters Have Heard Very Little

Alvin Gunnion and Sabrina Jacobs. Data for Progress
Research & Articles
11-03-2022

Voters still know little about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Less than half know that the bill was passed and only around one-third know that it will boost clean energy. Far fewer than 50% of voters know that each policy component of the IRA is indeed in the bill. Only about 24% of voters have seen a political advertisement that mentions the IRA.