Research Roundup for March, 2017

Highlights from recent research on the science of climate change communication:

  • A record number of Americans feels concerned about global warming (Gallup, 2017).
 
 
  • Just nine percent of Americans think Trump should halt EPA action on climate change (EcoAmerica, 2017).
     
  • A plurality of Americans now opposes the Keystone XL pipeline. Democrats are far less supportive of the pipeline than they were three years ago (Pew Research Center, 2017)
 
 
 
 
  • During periods of unusually cold or hot weather, Democrats are more likely to believe climate change is caused by humans. Republicans are less likely to believe so (Bohr, 2017).
 
 
  • A new study shows that Republicans are more likely to believe information if it is attributed to Donald Trump, while Democrats are less likely to believe information if it is attributed to Donald Trump. The results suggest that partisans look to the source of information to determine whether that information is true or false (Swire, Berinsky, Lewandowsky, & Ecker, 2017).

 

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