Public Perceptions of Climate Change: A Maryland Statewide Survey, Fall 2014

This 2014 survey on public perceptions of climate change in Maryland followed a 2013 study conducted by George Mason University in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In 2014, we repeated some questions – such as about state residents’ certainty that climate change is happening, and their understanding of the level of scientific consensus – and added new ones, including Marylanders’ preferences for prioritizing climate change compared to other issues at the state level; and whether Marylanders thought that the cold 2013-2014 winter was, or was not, evidence for whether climate change is occurring. This report is one of four released from the 2014 survey. The others highlight attitudes, behaviors and policy preferences on public health and climate change, energy, and climate adaptation and sea-level rise. Download the Report Here.

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