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Climate Insights 2020

Resources for the Future

A new survey, partly funded by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, provides a snapshot of American opinion on climate change as the nation’s public health, economy, and social identity are put to the test. Jon Krosnick, the Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences at Stanford and a Woods affiliate, led the survey — the latest in a series of Woods-funded research of public opinion on the environment — with Bo MacInnis, an adjunct lecturer in Communications at Stanford . Read more about the seven-part series from Resources for the Future on the survey, below. Note: this page will be updated as each new part of the series is released.

October 26, 2020 | New Survey Reveals State-level Opinions on Climate Change, From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream Waters

Full Report | Opinion in the States

October 22, 2020 | News Release | Climate Insights 2020 Survey 

October 19, 2020 | Plugging In: New Survey Examines Americans Perceptions of — and Resistance to — Electic Vehicles

Full Report | Electric Vehicles

September 23, 2020 | From Carbon Taxes to Tax Breaks, Emission Reduction Policies Have Widespread Support

Full Report | Policies and Politics

September 4, 2020 | Amid Fire and Flood, Americans Are Looking For Action

Full Report | Natural Disasters 

August 24, 2020 | Climate Opinions Unchanged by Pandemic, but Increasingly Entrenched

Full report | Overall Trends

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