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Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2018

Our latest national survey finds that a large majority of Americans think global warming is happening, outnumbering those who don’t by 5 to 1.

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Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically

In this study, we demonstrate that a message about climate change can have different effects depending on geographical location.

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Scientific agreement can neutralize the politicization of facts

Communicating a simple fact about the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change diminishes political polarization.

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Not all Republicans Doubt Climate Change

New research shows that Republicans have more varied opinions about climate change than their political leaders suggest

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Global Warming's Six Americas

Our research has identified six unique audiences within the American public that each responds to the issue in their own way.

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Yale Climate Connections

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What can you do about climate change?

There are many practical actions individuals can take to address climate change. Here are some resources to help you get started.

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Majority of Americans think global warming is happening

Scientific consensus message effectiveness

Scientific agreement and politicization of facts

Climate Politics, Mapped

Global Warming's Six Americas

Yale Climate Connections

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Majority of Americans think global warming is happening

Scientific consensus message effectiveness

Scientific agreement and politicization of facts

Climate Politics, Mapped

Global Warming's Six Americas

Yale Climate Connections

Take Action

What We Do

We conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

From The Director

Welcome! Here you can find our latest research and insights on climate change communication. Please join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Anthony Leiserowitz, Director
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication