Poll: Voters of Faith Worried About Climate Change

Young Evangelicals for Climate Change news release
Tori Goebel

A new poll finds that American voters of faith not only know that climate change is happening, they also want their elected officials to support policies that combat climate change and uplift clean energy. The poll from Nexus Polling, in partnership with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, also finds that voters of faith are worried about the impact climate change is already having on their communities and the world. 
POLL HIGHLIGHTS
American voters, including voters of faith, overwhelmingly know climate change is happening.
74% of American voters know climate change is happening, including:
80% of religiously unaffiliated voters
63% of white evangelical Protestant voters
80% of Black Protestant voters
80% of white Catholic voters
77% of Jewish (religious and cultural) voters 
77% of nonwhite Catholic voters
72% of white mainline Protestant voters
American voters, including voters of faith, support policies that address climate change. 
64% of voters support a multi-trillion-dollar federal economic stimulus to invest in clean energy infrastructure as part of the covid recovery, including:
72% of Black Protestant voters
68% of unaffiliated voters 
76% of nonwhite Catholic voters
54% of white evangelical Protestant voters
68% of Jewish (religious and cultural) voters
68% of white Catholic voters
57% of white mainline Protestant voters
Voters of faith are motivated to address climate change.
When asked how important they find each of the following reasons to address climate change, strong majorities say:
Creating a better world for our children and future generations (92%)
Respecting and taking care of the Earth (92%)
Preventing human harm and suffering (91%)
Caring for our neighbors (88%)
Helping those who are less fortunate and more vulnerable (88%)
Living up to our responsibility to protect animals and wildlife (81%)
Fulfilling our responsibility to protect God’s creation (81%), including:
75% of Jewish (religious and cultural) voters
94% of Black Protestant voters
90% of white evangelical Protestant voters
88% of nonwhite Catholic voters
90% of white Catholic voters
86% of white mainline Protestant voters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.