U.S. views regarding cause of climate change by generation 2018

This survey conducted in the United States in November 2018, shows how different generations of Americans feel about the existence of global climate change. About 56 percent of polled Millennials stated they believe that humans are the main cause of climate change.

Share of U.S. respondents on main cause of climate change as of 2018, by generation*

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Release date

January 2019


United States

Survey time period

September 24 to October 7, 2018 and September 17 to November 25, 2018

Number of respondents

10,682 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

10,682 adults, 920 teens

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source worded the question as follows:"Earth is getting warmer..."
Share of respondents who didn't offer an answer not shown.

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