Country-level conditions like prosperity, democracy, and regulatory culture predict individual climate change belief

@article{Levi2021CountrylevelCL,
  title={Country-level conditions like prosperity, democracy, and regulatory culture predict individual climate change belief},
  author={Sebastian Levi},
  journal={Communications Earth \& Environment},
  year={2021},
  volume={2}
}
  • S. Levi
  • Published 26 February 2021
  • Environmental Science
  • Communications Earth & Environment
Decades after the scientific community agreed on the existence of human-made climate change, substantial parts of the world’s population remain unaware or unconvinced that human activity is responsible for climate change. Belief in human-made climate change continues to vary strongly within and across different countries. Here I analyse data collected by the Gallup World Poll between 2007 and 2010 on individual attitudes across 143 countries, using a random forest model, to show that country… 
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