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
News & Press Releases
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,
Cites polling by Woods Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick
By Scott Clement,