Beliefs & Attitudes


Public awareness and understanding are important components of an effective response to climate change. Do people understand or misunderstand that global warming is happening, human-caused, and a serious risk for human societies and natural ecosystems? Do they understand the scientific consensus that human-caused global warming is happening? Do they know what the solutions are – for individuals, communities, nations, and the world as a whole? Our climate change polls┬ámeasure, track, and explain the current state and underlying drivers of public beliefs and attitudes about climate change. Examples of our research include: