The Climate Change in the American Mind Series, November 2011

We produced several reports from a national survey on Americans' climate change and energy beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior.

The first report shows that despite the ongoing political polarization in Washington D.C., public support for a variety of climate change and energy policies remains high, across party lines. The report can be downloaded here: Americans’ Public Support for Climate & Energy Policies in November 2011.

The second report shows that a majority of Americans now do not agree that the state of the economy means the US cannot afford to reduce global warming. For the first time, the report also includes data on Americans' beliefs and attitudes about potential resource shortages. The report can be downloaded here: Americans' Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in November 2011.

The third report shows that since May 2011, there has been a significant raise in the proportion of Americans using efficient lightbulbs, and a significant drop in the proportion who set their thermostat at a low temperature during winter. The report can be downloaded here: Americans' Actions to Conserve Energy, Reduce Waste and Limit Global Warming in November 2011