U.S. adults' view on community influence on institutions' climate policy 2016

This statistic shows the confidence among U.S. adults in their ability to collectively influence local and national decision makers to act on climate change as of December 2018. At this time, some 51 percent of respondents stated they were confident about affecting local businesses in their communities.

Confidence on collective ability to influence climate change actions of institutions among U.S. adults as of December 2018*

Percentage of respondents
Local businesses in your community51%
Local government50%
State government46%
Federal government38%
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Release date

December 2018


United States

Survey time period

November 28 to December 11, 2018

Number of respondents

1,114 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "How confident are you that people like you, working together, can affect… do about global warming?" - Figures include those who answered "a great deal", "a lot", or "a moderate amount".

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