Significant shifts in American views on climate change

"American views about climate change have shifted significantly in the past 6 months," the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (September 27, 2021) reported.

In the latest Climate Change in the American Mind survey, conducted in September 2021, 76 percent of respondents indicated that they thought that global warming is happening, up from 70 percent in March 2021.

Additionally, a record 70 percent of respondents were now very or somewhat worried about global warming, and for the first time, a majority of respondents, 55 percent, thought that people in the United States are "being harmed right now by global warming."

A full report on public climate beliefs and attitudes as revealed in the latest Climate Change in the American Mind survey will be released in the near future.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.