Opinions on climate change in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about opinions on climate in the United States

This dossier presents graphs and tables about the opinions of the U.S. public on climate change. Focusing on the opinions surrounding climate change, it also provides data on the how common climate discussions are, opinions on scientific consensus, as well as opinions on renewable energy.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global opinions on climate change cause by select country 2018

    • Global country view of global climate change as a major threat by education 2018

    • U.S. adults' opinion on the occurrence of global warming 2008-2020

    • U.S. adults' opinion on global warming as an issue 2020

    • U.S. adults on importance of climate change issue 2008-2020

    • U.S. adults who experienced effects of global warming 2008-2020

  • 2. Cause and impact
    • View of human-caused climate change among U.S. adults by gender 2019

    • View of human-caused climate change among U.S. adults by age group 2019

    • U.S. adults on global climate change impacts by age group 2019

    • U.S. adults on whether climate change is affecting their community 2019

    • U.S. adults' concern level about climate change by aspect 2019

  • 3. Thoughts and discussion
    • Frequency adults in the U.S. think about global warming 2019

    • U.S. adults' feelings about global warming 2020

    • Frequency of global warming discussion with friends and family among U.S. adults 2020

  • 4. Scientific consensus and media coverage
    • Public U.S. opinion on scientists who believe in climate change 2008-2020

    • U.S. belief in scientific consensus on climate change by gender 2008-2018

    • U.S. adults on scientific consensus on human-caused climate change by age 2019

    • U.S. adults belief in scientific consensus on human-caused climate change 2018

    • U.S. adults who believe climate change is exaggerated by age group 2019

    • U.S. adults on influences on their climate change views 2018

  • 5. Mitigating climate change
    • U.S. climate change policy support 2000-2018

    • U.S. adults on whether the government is doing enough to protect the environment 2019

    • U.S. adults' on impact of environmental laws on economy 1994-2019

    • U.S. mayors on barriers against effective city action on climate change 2018

    • Perceived impact of climate change policies among U.S. adults by ideology 2018

    • Opinion on the U.S. Green New Deal by age group 2019

  • 6. Special focus on renewable energy
    • U.S. adults on reasons to transition to clean energy 2018

    • Share of Americans in favor of faster transition to clean energy sources 2019

    • U.S. citizens' opinion on reducing fossil fuels use to prevent climate change 2019

    • U.S. public opinion on increasing wind and solar power by generation 2018

    • U.S. views on harmfulness of energy on human health by political affiliation 2018

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