San Mateo County, California

Public Opinion on Climate Change, 2020

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 2020. 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 > 25,000). For more information about the survey question wording and methodology, please visit YCOM: climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us

Global warming is happening
83%
San Mateo County, California
Global warming is caused mostly by human activities
72%
Most scientists think global warming is happening
70%
Global warming is affecting the weather
76%
Worried about global warming
76%
San Mateo County, California
Global warming will harm future generations
80%
Global warming will harm people in the developing countries
76%
Global warming will harm people in the US
72%
Global warming will harm me personally
50%
Schools should teach about global warming
84%
San Mateo County, California
Fund research into renewable energy sources
89%
Provide tax rebates for energy efficient vehicles or solar panels
85%
Regulate CO2 as a pollutant
81%
Set strict CO2 limits on existing coal-fired power plants
79%
Discuss global warming at least occasionally
48%
Hear about global warming in the media at least once a week
32%
The President
Congress
My Governor
My Local Govt. Officials
Citizens
Corporations
71%
71%
53%
56%
71%
79%
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