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Politics & Global Warming, Fall 2015


2. Individual Political Actions On Global Warming

2.1. Relatively few Americans, across political lines, have contacted a government official about global warming in the past 12 months.

Few Americans have, in the past 12 months, written letters, emailed, or phoned government officials about global warming (11%). The most likely to have done so are liberal Democrats (22%); the least likely are conservative Republicans (2%).

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2.2. Three in ten Americans say they have rewarded companies that are taking steps to reduce global warming by buying their products in the past 12 months.

Three in ten Americans say they have, in the past 12 months, rewarded companies taking steps to reduce global warming by buying their products (28%). Most likely to have done so are liberal Democrats (46%); least likely are conservative Republicans (14%).

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2.3. One in five Americans say they have punished companies that are opposing steps to reduce global warming by not buying their products in the past 12 months.

About one in five Americans (22%) say they have, in the past 12 months, punished companies that oppose taking steps to reduce global warming by not buying their products. The most likely to have done so are liberal Democrats (41%); the least likely are conservative Republicans (8%).

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