Relationships among conspiratorial beliefs, conservatism and climate scepticism across nations

  title={Relationships among conspiratorial beliefs, conservatism and climate scepticism across nations},
  author={Matthew J. Hornsey and Emily A. Harris and Kelly S. Fielding},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
Studies showing that scepticism about anthropogenic climate change is shaped, in part, by conspiratorial and conservative ideologies are based on data primarily collected in the United States. Thus, it may be that the ideological nature of climate change beliefs reflects something distinctive about the United States rather than being an international phenomenon. Here we find that positive correlations between climate scepticism and indices of ideology were stronger and more consistent in the… 
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  • S. Levi
  • Environmental Science
    Communications Earth & Environment
  • 2021
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