New Jersey

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
77%
New Jersey
Global warming is caused mostly by human activities
63%
Most scientists think global warming is happening
63%
Global warming is affecting the weather
71%
Worried about global warming
70%
New Jersey
Global warming will harm future generations
76%
Global warming will harm people in the developing countries
72%
Global warming will harm people in the US
67%
Global warming will harm me personally
46%
Schools should teach about global warming
82%
New Jersey
Fund research into renewable energy sources
87%
Provide tax rebates for energy efficient vehicles or solar panels
84%
Regulate CO2 as a pollutant
79%
Set strict CO2 limits on existing coal-fired power plants
76%
Discuss global warming at least occasionally
37%
Hear about global warming in the media at least once a week
24%
The President
Congress
My Governor
My Local Govt. Officials
Citizens
Corporations
66%
67%
58%
58%
69%
75%
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