Climate Is Taking On a Growing Role for Voters, Research Suggests

The New York Times covers the release of Climate Insights 2020, a survey of American public opinion on climate change and the environment, conducted by Stanford and RFF researchers and survey firm ReconMR.

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Aug. 24, 2020

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"The number of Americans who feel passionately about climate change is rising sharply, and the issue appears likely to play a more important role in this year’s election than ever before, a new survey shows.

What’s more, despite the turmoil caused by overlapping national and global crises, support for action to curb climate change has not diminished. Backing for government to do more to deal with global warming, at 68 percent in May of 2018, was at the same level in 2020, according to the survey, issued Monday.

'People can walk and chew gum at the same time,' said Jon A. Krosnick, a professor of communication, political science and psychology at Stanford University and the leader of the project."


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