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The Politicization of Climate Change and Polarization in the American Public's Views of Global Warming, 2001–2010
We examine political polarization over climate change within the American public by analyzing data from 10 nationally representative Gallup Polls between 2001 and 2010. We find that liberals and… Expand
Cool dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States
A B S T R A C T We examine whether conservative white males are more likely than are other adults in the U.S. general public to endorse climate change denial. We draw theoretical and analytical… Expand
The effects of gender on climate change knowledge and concern in the American public
- A. McCright
- 5 June 2010
This study tests theoretical arguments about gender differences in scientific knowledge and environmental concern using 8 years of Gallup data on climate change knowledge and concern in the US… Expand
Defeating Kyoto: The conservative movement's impact on U.S. climate change policy
In this article, we argue that a major reason the United States failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to ameliorate global warming is the opposition of the American conservative movement, a key segment… Expand
Challenging global warming as a social problem: An analysis of the conservative movement's counter-claims
The sociological literature on global environmental change emphasizes the processes by which the problem of global warming is socially constructed. However, the opposing efforts to construct the… Expand
Political orientation moderates Americans’ beliefs and concern about climate change
- A. McCright
I offer some theoretical insights to help us better understand the moderator effect of political orientation that Larry Hamilton and others have found in recent years. Reflexive modernization theory… Expand
Politics and Environment in America: Partisan and Ideological Cleavages in Public Support for Environmentalism
When environmental issues burst upon the scene in the United States with the widespread celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970, ‘protecting the environment’ was widely heralded as a consensual… Expand
The Political Divide on Climate Change: Partisan Polarization Widens in the U.S.
The November 2008 election of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States created great optimism among supporters of many progressive causes, including environmental protection and action o...