Americans' Knowledge of Climate Change

URL: http://environment.yale.edu/climate/publications/knowledge-of-climate-change

Of those Americans who think global warming is happening, nearly two in three (62%) say they are either extremely (30%) or very (32%) sure that it is. Three years ago, in May 2011, fewer (54%) were as sure. Also, Americans continue to be unaware of the extent of scientific consensus on climate change. Only one in ten Americans (12%) know that 90% or more scientists have concluded human- caused global warming is happening. More than twice as many Americans – about three in ten (28%) – think fewer than half of climate scientists have reached this conclusion.

Topics: Environment:, Climate change mitigation, Climate change adaptation
Location: US
Resource Type: consumer research
Publisher: Yale University
Date Last Updated: 2019-04-24 02:07:02

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