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By and large, Democrats believe climate change is happening, that it’s likely to bring environmental calamity and that people can do something about it. Republicans, on the other hand, question the veracity of climate research findings, doubt that human activity influences the climate and think that people’s efforts will have little impact on future climate developments. Researchers Cary Funk and Brian Kennedy at the nonpartisan Pew Research Center further parse these opinions along the fissures of scientific knowledge, gender, race, and other social variables, offering an illuminating atlas of America’s climate politics.
About the Authors
Cary Funk is the associate director of research at the Pew Research Center, where Brian Kennedy is a senior researcher.