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Americans' concerns about global warming 1989-2018

This survey shows the concerns of U.S. Americans about the environmental threat of global warming from 1989 to 2018. As of March 2018, 43 percent of the respondents were worried "a great deal" about global warming.

Public concern about global warming in the United States from 1989 to 2018

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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

1989 to 2018

Number of respondents

About 1,000 for each poll

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "I'm going to read you a list of environmental problems. As I read each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or not at all. First, how much do you personally worry about global warming?"

*Asked of a half sample.

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are from respondents who stated they had no opinion.

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