The Politicization of Climate Change and Polarization in the American Public's Views of Global Warming, 2001–2010

@article{McCright2011ThePO,
  title={The Politicization of Climate Change and Polarization in the American Public's Views of Global Warming, 2001–2010},
  author={A. McCright and R. Dunlap},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={52},
  pages={155 - 194}
}
  • A. McCright, R. Dunlap
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Quarterly
  • 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 Democrats are more likely to report beliefs consistent with the scientific consensus and express personal concern about global warming than are conservatives and Republicans. Further, the effects of educational attainment and self-reported understanding on global warming beliefs and concern are positive… CONTINUE READING
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