U.S. adults' perception of climate change impacts 2016, by political affiliation

This statistic shows the public perception on the impacts climate change will very likely cause on the environment among U.S. adults as of May 2016, by political view. During the survey, approximately 69 percent of the liberal Democrats said that climate change will very likely cause more droughts or water shortages.

Public perception of climate change impacts on nature in the United States as of May 2016, by political affiliation*

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Source

Release date

October 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 10 to June 6, 2016

Number of respondents

1,534 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Include independents and other non-partisans who “lean” toward the parties. Respondents who do not lean toward a political party and other responses on each question are not shown.

Original question: Percent of adults in each who group say the following about global climate change - "Very likely to occur because of climate change."

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