Get Climate Opinion Factsheets for States, Counties, or Congressional Districts EspaƱol

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Abraham Lincoln
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 Yale Climate Opinion Maps, 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 > 24,000), 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.

Use the left checkbox to select the questions you want on your Factsheet and the right checkbox to highlight one question on the map.
Select All
Show Map Question
       Beliefs
Global warming is happening
Global warming is caused mostly by human activities
Most scientists think global warming is happening
Global warming is affecting the weather
       Risk Perceptions
Worried about global warming
Global warming will harm plants and animals
Global warming will harm future generations
Global warming will harm people in developing countries
Global warming will harm people in the US
Global warming will harm me personally
Global warming is already harming people in the US
       Policy Support
Schools should teach about global warming
Fund research into renewable energy sources
Provide tax rebates for energy efficient vehicles or solar panels
Regulate CO2 as a pollutant
Set strict CO2 limits on existing coal-fired power plants
Require fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax
Require utilities to produce 20% electricity from renewable sources
Drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas off the U.S. coast
Environmental protection is more important than economic growth
       Behaviors
       Discuss global warming at least occasionally
       Hear about global warming in the media at least once a week
       Who should do more about global warming
For help / questions, please contact: climatechange@yale.edu
For the best experience, please use Chrome or Safari.