This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication analyzed how registered voters view a variety of domestic climate and energy policies.

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication analyzed how registered voters view a variety of domestic climate and energy policies.

A survey of 908 registered voters was conducted from April 13 – May 2, 2022.

Key findings include:

  • 58% of respondents support a U.S. president declaring global warming a national emergency if Congress does not take action to prevent global warming.
  • 68% of voters said corporations should do more to address global warming.
    • Respondents said other groups that should do more to address global warming include citizens (61%), the Republican Party (58%), and the U.S. Congress (57%).
  • Registered voters trust NASA (74%), family & friends (74%), climate scientists (71%), and their primary care doctor (69%) as sources of information about global warming.
  • 16% of respondents said people like them have a “fair say in how the government responds to the issue” and 11% said people like them are “respected in the national conversation about global warming.”

Learn more about how registered voters view the climate change response in the U.S.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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