In this fact sheet, author Lawrence Hamilton discusses public awareness of scientific consensus on climate change, drawing on 16 nationwide or single-state surveys. An overwhelming majority of scientists who study the Earth’s climate agree that human activities are causing rapid change; Hamilton finds the U.S. public becoming more aware of this consensus. About 2/3 of respondents in recent polls (up from half in 2010) recognize that most scientists agree that human activities are causing climate change.


Carsey School of Public Policy; New Hampshire EPSCoR

Publication Date

Winter 2-22-2018


National Fact Sheet No. 37


Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

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