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U.S. citizens' opinion on reducing fossil fuels use to prevent climate change 2019

As of August 2019, the vast majority of the surveyed adults and teenagers in the United States believes that the country needs to reduce its fossil fuel use to prevent further effects of climate change. U.S. adults showed more concern in this matter than teenagers, as 46 percent of the surveyed respondents over 18 years old stated that the country should drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels, compared to some 41 percent from respondents between 13 and 17 years old.

Views on reducing fossil fuels use to prevent effects of climate change in the United States as of August 2019, by age group*

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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

July 9 to August 5, 2019

Number of respondents

2,922 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

U.S. adults and teenagers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question states as follows: "Which comes closer to your view of how much the U.S. needs to reduce its fossil fuel use in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change"

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