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U.S. adults on trustworthy sources for global warming information 2020-2021

Climate change sources considered most trustworthy among U.S. adults in 2020 and 2021

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Release date

March 2021


United States

Survey time period

February 7 to 14, 2021

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Survey respondents were asked which entities, media, or individuals they considered trustworthy for information about global climate change. Multiple responses were accepted.

Surveys for past year was conducted in February 2020.

* Media such as U.S. newspapers, broadcasters, and online media like CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post.
** Scientist and Cosmos TV series host.
*** Also includes radio commentators such as Sean Hannity and/or Rush Limbaugh.

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