08.17.2022

AP-NORC poll: Many in US doubt their own impact on climate

Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally — and about how their personal choices affect the climate — than they were three years ago, a new poll shows[.]

Overall, 35% of U.S. adults say they are “extremely” or “very” concerned about the impact of climate change on them personally, down from 44% in August 2019. Another third say they are somewhat concerned. Only about half say their actions have an effect on climate change, compared with two-thirds in 2019.

The June Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll…was conducted before Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday[.] The new law will [spend] nearly $375 billion in climate strategies over the next decade.

Authored by Hannah Fingerhut & Nuha Dolby and originally published at AP News on 15 August 2022 here.

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