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2. Emotional Responses to Global Warming

2.1. A majority of Americans are worried about global warming.

A majority of Americans (64%) say they are at least “somewhat worried” about global warming. This includes three in ten Americans (30%) who are “very worried” about global warming.


2.2. A majority of Americans are “interested” in global warming.

When asked how strongly they feel various emotions when thinking about global warming, about six in ten Americans (62%) say they feel “very” or “moderately” interested. Additionally, about half say they feel disgusted or sad (both 51%) when thinking about global warming. Four in ten or more say they feel afraid (46%), angry (44%), or outraged (42%), and 38% say they feel hopeful.