The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication examined which questions Americans would ask global warming experts if they had the opportunity. 

An online survey of 1,003 Americans was conducted from Oct. 20–26, 2023. Respondents were categorized into six different categories depending on their attitudes toward climate change: alarmed, concerned, cautious, disengaged, doubtful, and dismissive.

Key findings include:

1.) Overall, Americans mostly wanted to ask global warming experts about solutions (44%), followed by evidence (20%), causes (18%), and impacts (11%). 
2.) 82% of the “alarmed” group were likely to ask about solutions.
3.) Respondents who were “cautious” about climate change were most likely to ask about causes (28%) and evidence (28%). 
4.) “Doubtful” respondents were most likely to ask about climate change causes (35%), followed by evidence (30%). 

See the full study here.

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