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Together For Our Planet: Americans are More Aligned on Taking Action on Climate Change than Expected

A quick look on the internet and social media seems to confirm that America’s political divide is alive and well when it comes to talking about climate change and policies to address the urgent climate crisis.

Stanford researchers Larry DiamondJames Fishkin and Alice Siu recently put that assumption to the test. Using the framework of the America in One Room initiative, 962 participants were brought together to deliberate amongst themselves in a thoughtful, civil, and substantive fashion on 72 questions about climate change and climate policy. The participants were selected to accurately represent the American electorate, reflecting regional, cultural and political diversity. The results suggest that when given the opportunity to discuss climate change in a substantive way, the majority of Americans are open to taking proactive measures to address the global climate crisis.

Read a Q&A with the researchers.

Register to attend a Dec. 1 discussion of the results with panelists including congressmen John Curtis (R-UT) and Ro Khanna (D-CA); Stanford experts Diamond, Fishkin, Siu, Nicole ArdoinNoah DiffenbaughChris Fieldand Co-Chair Emeritus of California Forward Peter Weber.




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