In the most recent poll, released in January 2015 in partnership with the New York Times, the survey asked respondents questions on a range of topics, including:
- How serious a problem is global warming for the United States and for the world?
- Are President Obama and members of Congress ascribing sufficient importance to the issue of global warming?
- Do Americans support government efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, such as higher taxes on electricity and gasoline, or tax breaks for companies that produce more renewable or clean energy?
RFF President Phil Sharp notes about the findings:
"The American people seem far more unified than our political leadership on the need to address climate change. As often happens, politicians would do well to catch up with the electorate."
The poll builds on previous collaborations between RFF and Stanford, in December 2013 (in partnership with USA Today) and again in June 2014 after the Obama administration's proposal on June 3 to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
- NEW survey questions and answers: Global Warming National Poll 2015: Part III (PDF)
- New York Times article: Climate Change Is of Growing Personal Concern to US Hispanics, Poll Finds
- Survey questions and answers: Global Warming National Poll 2015: Part II (PDF)
- Background Material on Hispanic Attitudes toward Climate Change (PDF)
- New York Times article: Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds
- New York Times interactive: Global Warming: What Should Be Done?
- Survey questions and answers: Global Warming National Poll 2015 (PDF)
- Press release: Public Opinion on Climate Remains Unchanged, According to New RFF Survey
- Survey questions and answers: Global Warming National Poll 2014 (PDF)
- USA Today articles:
- Common Resources blog post: RFF/Stanford/USA Today Poll Shows Majority Support for Regulating Power Plant GHG Emissions
- Infographic: Surveying American Attitudes Toward Climate Change
- Survey questions and answers: Global Warming and Clean Energy National Poll 2013 (PDF)
- Seminar: Public Attitudes about Climate Change and Clean Energy
- Seminar: Climate Change and Clean Energy—A Survey of US Public Attitudes