Personal efficacy, the information environment, and attitudes toward global warming and climate change in the United States.

  title={Personal efficacy, the information environment, and attitudes toward global warming and climate change in the United States.},
  author={Paul M. Kellstedt and Sammy Zahran and Arnold Vedlitz},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={28 1},
Despite the growing scientific consensus about the risks of global warming and climate change, the mass media frequently portray the subject as one of great scientific controversy and debate. And yet previous studies of the mass public's subjective assessments of the risks of global warming and climate change have not sufficiently examined public informedness, public confidence in climate scientists, and the role of personal efficacy in affecting global warming outcomes. By examining the… Expand

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