Public opinion on environment is typically measured with national surveys obscuring geographic variability across regions, states and localities. Graphs below show large geographical variation in county level public opinion. Opinions are correlated with political ideology and income/education of the county.

Visualizations based on recent work by Howe et al. (2015) published in Nature- Climate Change that use a large nationally representative surveys to provide public opinion on environment related questions at State/County levels.

Data files can be obtained from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.

Wording of Questions:

Opinion on Climate Change: Geographical Variation