Public Opinion Research
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Surveys: Climate Change
Stanford Woods Institute researchers are examining beliefs and attitudes regarding environmental problems, policies and solutions and how these attitudes influence political behavior. Climate change and energy are the foci of a series of recent surveys conducted by Stanford Communications Professor Jon Krosnick, a Senior Fellow by courtesy and the Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences. His work illuminates Americans’ views on strategies for preventing and adapting to global warming.
Learn about the March 2013 survey commissioned by the Stanford Woods and the Center for Ocean Solutions that found an overwhelming number of Americans want to prepare in order to minimize damage likely to be caused by global warming-induced sea level rise and storms.
Summary of U.S. public opinion on climate adaptation
Other Research Centers and Programs
Environmental Venture Projects
Water and energy are integrally linked. Energy is used throughout the entire water supply system for extraction, purifying, distribution and delivery, heating and later for wastewater collection and treatment. On the other hand, water is used in energy extraction, production, transportation and storage; electricity generation; refining and processing fuel; and...
Live interactive performances can be a meaningful tool for educating the public about environmental change. This project will culminate in the composition of a site-specific performance for public gardens and landscapes that will educate audiences about conservation, and examine the environmental impacts of our relationship with plants.
News & Press Releases
Jon Krosnick comments on how "the American people are vastly underestimating how green the country wants to be."
By Melissa De Witte-Stanford,