U.S. adults on trustworthy sources for global warming information 2018-2019

This statistic displays the percentage of respondents, U.S. adults, based on which sources they considered trustworthy for information about global climate change in 2018 and 2019. As of February 2019, about 30 percent of respondents said they considered environmental groups trustworthy.

Climate change sources considered most trustworthy among U.S. adults in 2018 and 2019

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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 25, 2019

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 18-24, 2018.

* 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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