U.S. teachers' emphasis for climate change lessons 2015

This statistic displays the emphasis that teacher in the United States put on climate change causes in 2015. At this time, about 54 percent of teachers reported that they emphasized that many scientists believe that recent increases in temperatures are likely due to natural causes.

Distribution of teacher's emphasis on causes of climate change in the United States in 2015

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Release date

February 2016


United States

Survey time period

Novebmer 10, 2015 to February 18, 2015

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Special properties

1,299 paper and pencil surveys by mail and 201 online

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Original statement where respondents answered if they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following comment: When I do teach about climate change, I emphasize..."
"...the scientific consensus that recent global warming is primarily being caused by human release of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels."
"...that many scientists believe that recent increases in temperature are likely due to natural causes."

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