About the Climate Insights Survey

RFF works with Stanford University to conduct in-depth surveys of American perceptions of climate change and energy policies.


RFF's Climate Insights survey is the result of a longstanding polling partnership led by RFF University Fellow and Stanford University professor Jon Krosnick. Past polls have been featured in publications including the New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, ABC News, and elsewhere. Topics frequently surveyed include:

  • How serious a problem is global warming for the United States and for the world?
  • Are the President 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?

2020 Survey Results

Methodology and Data

Past Survey Results

Past Events