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Climate Change in the American Mind: April 2019


8. Global Warming and Severe Weather

8.1 Six in ten Americans think global warming is affecting weather in the United States.

Six in ten Americans (60%) think global warming is affecting weather in the United States, including half (50%) who think global warming is affecting U.S. weather either “a lot” (28%) or “some” (22%).

 

8.2 A majority of Americans are worried about harm from extreme events in their local area.

A majority of Americans are at least “a little worried” about extreme events in their local areas, including extreme heat (69%), droughts (64%), flooding (60%), and/or water shortages (59%). Fewer are worried about wildfires (48%), hurricanes (40%), and/or reduced snow pack (33%).