Be the first to hear about new surveys and studies.

What Do Video Gamers Think About Global Warming?


3. Perceived Risks of Global Warming

3.1. About half of video gamers say they have personally experienced the effects of global warming.

About half of video gamers (48%) either “strongly” or “somewhat” agree that they have personally experienced the effects of global warming, while 52% “strongly” or “somewhat” disagree.

 

3.2. About one in three video gamers think people in the U.S. are being harmed “right now” by global warming.

Only about one in three video gamers (33%) think people in the U.S. are being harmed by global warming “right now.”

 

3.3. More than half of video gamers think they will be harmed by global warming, but think others will be harmed more.

A majority of video gamers understand that global warming will cause harm. Video gamers are most likely to think that plant and animal species (74%), future generations of people (72%), people in developing countries (69%), the world’s poor (69%), and people in the U.S. (67%) will be harmed either “a great deal” or “a moderate amount” by global warming. More than half think people in their community (60%), their family (58%), and themselves personally (56%) will be harmed.