New hope for action: key Republican climate attitudes shift

by ecoAmerica Writers, ecoAmerica

As we begin the new year, many are wondering whether 2019 will mark a turning point for climate action. While the issue has been plagued by partisan divide, ecoAmerica’s new research has found hopeful year over year shifts in attitudes, particularly among Republicans who are becoming increasingly aware, concerned, and supportive of action on climate. Republicans on climate change:

  • 64% agree that climate change is happening
  • Over half (54%) are personally concerned, up 9-points from 45% in 2015
  • 69% are hopeful that we can reduce the pollution that is causing climate change

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