Matthew Goldberg, Sander van der Linden, Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach
Abstract:It is well established that conservatives in the U.S. are substantially less likely than liberals to accept that climate change is happening and human-caused and are less supportive of policies to limit climate change. However, it is likely that ideological differences in climate change beliefs, attitudes, and policy preferences are smaller when people have close friends and family members who care about climate change. Here we use nine nationally representative survey samples (total N = 16,168) to evaluate th…
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