Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can
Without it, nothing can succeed.
Americans' opinions about climate change vary widely depending on where
people live. So why would we rely on just one national number to understand
public responses to climate change at the state and local levels? This Factsheets tool, based on the
, provides information about Americans' beliefs, risk
perceptions, and policy preferences about climate change for all 50 states,
435 congressional districts, and 3,142 counties across the U.S. The tool
allows you to customize which survey questions are shown on your Factsheet.
The opinion estimates are based on a statistical model (see
Howe et al. 2015
for details) that uses a large individual-level survey dataset (n > 28,000),
plus geographic, demographic, economic, and other data to provide results
accurate to within about 8 percentage points at any geographic level. We
hope you find the data and tool useful, and welcome your feedback to help us
improve future versions.
Note: The Congressional District data are based on the 116th Congress. Recent and ongoing redistricting
means that some of these data are not current (e.g. North Carolina) for the Congressional District level. Members of Congress elected in November 2022 will serve in districts not represented in this resource.
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