San Mateo County, California

Public Opinion on Climate Change, 2023

Public opinion data come from the Yale Climate Opinion Maps (YCOM), which are based on a statistical model that employs nationally representative Climate Change in the American Mind (CCAM) surveys conducted between 2008 and 2023. The model combines geographic, census, socioeconomic, and political data with CCAM survey data collected by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (combined n > 28,000). For more information about the survey question wording and methodology, please visit YCOM: climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us

Global warming is happening
85%
San Mateo County, California
Global warming is caused mostly by human activities
74%
Most scientists think global warming is happening
73%
Global warming is affecting the weather
77%
Worried about global warming
78%
San Mateo County, California
Global warming will harm future generations
80%
Global warming will harm people in the developing countries
80%
Global warming will harm people in the US
74%
Global warming will harm me personally
55%
Schools should teach about global warming
83%
San Mateo County, California
Fund research into renewable energy sources
86%
Provide tax rebates for energy efficient vehicles or solar panels
80%
Regulate CO2 as a pollutant
81%
Require fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax
78%
The President
Congress
My Governor
My Local Govt. Officials
Citizens
Corporations
66%
75%
57%
62%
71%
79%
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