Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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.

Featured Research

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 California public opinion on climate adaptation

Summary of U.S. public opinion on climate adaptation

Research brief on Public Preferences Regarding Preparing for the Possible Effects of Climate Change

News & Press Releases

Survey Analysis Contradicts Common Climate Perceptions »

November 13, 2013

A majority in every state polled wants limits on greenhouse gas emissions, believes U.S. should take action on global warming, according to data from 21 surveys

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Media Coverage

How Talking About Climate Change Might Actually Help Democrats Win Elections »

March 11, 2014

Cites polling by Woods Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick

By Scott Clement, The Washington Post

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Published Work
Americans' Evaluations of Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions »

June 1, 2007 - Jon Krosnick, Brent Bannon, Matthew DeBell, Ray Kopp, Peter Aldhous

Research Brief
American Opinion on Global Warming The Impact of the Fall 1997 Debate »

September 1, 1998 - Jon Krosnick, Allyson Holbrook, Penny S. Visser