Fact Sheet: Polling the American Public on Climate Change (2016)

by Alison Alford

Aug 30, 2016

This fact sheet provides information on climate change polling in the United States and internationally from Spring 2015 to Spring 2016. Overall, the studies show:

  • There is a disparity along party lines when it comes to climate change, with a large majority of Democrats saying human actions are changing the climate, while fewer Republicans are convinced by climate science. Strong majorities of Independents say climate change is happening.
  • There is bipartisan support for the federal government to do more to combat climate change.
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