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5. Fatalism

5.1. Few Americans think it is too late to do anything about global warming.

A majority of Americans (61%) either “strongly” (39%) or “somewhat” (22%) disagree with the statement that “it’s already too late to do anything about global warming.” By contrast, relatively few Americans (17%) either “strongly” (4%) or “somewhat” (13%) agree with this statement.

 

5.2. Americans are split about whether new technologies can solve global warming without individual action.

Many Americans (48%) either “strongly” or “somewhat” agree that “new technologies can solve global warming without individuals having to make big changes in their lives,” while 52% of Americans either “strongly” or “somewhat” disagree.