Climate Change in the American Mind: April 2019

Report Summary

Our latest national survey finds that a majority of Americans are worried that extreme heat, drought, flooding, or water shortages might harm their local area. The report includes many other interesting findings, including how often Americans hear and talk about global warming.

This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey – Climate Change in the American Mind – conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication ( and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (, Interview dates: March 29 – April 8, 2019. Interviews: 1,291 Adults (18+). Average margin of error +/- 3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.