Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes

Findings from a nationally represented survey conducted in December 2022 by Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication illustrate American’s attitudes and beliefs on global warming.

Findings include:

  • Americans who think global warming is happening outnumber those who think it is not happening by a ratio of more than 4 to 1 (70% versus 16%).
  • About half of Americans (49%) think people in the United States are being harmed by global warming “right now,” and nearly as many (47%) say they have personally experienced the effects of global warming.
  • A majority of Americans (64%) say they are at least “somewhat worried” about global warming. This includes about one in four (27%) who say they are “very worried.”


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