In this brief, authors Elizabeth Burakowski and Lawrence Hamilton review some basic evidence about winter warming in New Hampshire, explore to what extent state residents are aware of this trend, and ask who is aware, in terms of characteristics such as age, education, or participation in winter sports. Results from two statewide surveys find limited awareness of the trend overall, and no significant differences by age, education, or winter sports participation. Instead, perceptions of this winter trend depend on political identity: conservatives are much less likely than other groups to recognize that warming has occurred.
Carsey School of Public Policy
Regional Issue Brief #61
Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Hamilton, Lawrence C. and Burakowski, Elizabeth, "Are New Hampshire’s Winters Warming? Yes, But Fewer Than Half of State Residents Recognize the Trend" (2020). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 389.
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