This Is How America Really Feels About Climate Change: New Model Breaks It Down To The County Level

April 6, 2015 8:27 PM

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This Is How America Really Feels About Climate Change: New Model Breaks It Down To The County Level

There have been plenty of reports and coverage about global warming, or climate change, but how do Americans really feel about the phenomenon? Researchers from Yale University and Utah State University created a model that estimates those feelings on a national, state, district and county level. While 63 percent of adults believe global warming is happening, only 48 percent of Americans believe it is caused mostly by human activities.

The researchers collected survey data that included responses from 12,000 Americans. Using this data, they built a statistical model that estimated Americans' feelings about global warming on a very local level. "Decisions about how to respond to issues such as climate change can happen at the state...

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