What explains public support for climate policies? A review of empirical and experimental studies

  title={What explains public support for climate policies? A review of empirical and experimental studies},
  author={Stefan Drews and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh},
  journal={Climate Policy},
  pages={855 - 876}
The lack of broad public support prevents the implementation of effective climate policies. This article aims to examine why citizens support or reject climate policies. For this purpose, we provide a cross-disciplinary overview of empirical and experimental research on public attitudes and preferences that has emerged in the last few years. The various factors influencing policy support are divided into three general categories: (1) social-psychological factors and climate change perception… 

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