Climate Compared: Public Opinion on Climate Change in the United States & Canada

Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP Report), Feb. 2011

13 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2013

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Barry G. Rabe

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Christopher P. Borick

Muhlenberg College

Erick Lachapelle

University of Montreal

Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

This is the key findings report for the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change and the National Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change. The report summarizes results drawn from national level surveys in the United States and Canada that examine public perceptions regarding various aspects of climate change. Since 2008, the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC) has examined the perceptions and preferences of residents of the United States regarding their views on the existence of climate change and potential policy approaches to address global warming. In order to gain comparative perspective on climate change matters in Canada, the National Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSCPOCC) accompanied the most recent version of the NSAPOCC. This report provides insight into the evolution of American public opinion regarding climate matters while producing direct comparisons between the views of the American and Canadian public on matters pertaining to climate change and its mitigation.

Keywords: energy, environment, climate change, national surveys on energy and environment, CLOSUP, survey, national survey of american public opinion on climate change, Canada

Suggested Citation

Rabe, Barry G. and Borick, Christopher P. and Lachapelle, Erick, Climate Compared: Public Opinion on Climate Change in the United States & Canada (February 1, 2011). Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP Report), Feb. 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2313303

Barry G. Rabe (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Christopher P. Borick

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Erick Lachapelle

University of Montreal ( email )

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