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How does the respondent feel about climate change? Is it happening? Do they think it is a major problem? 

Below are 28 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 5 types:

[ Government Action | Immediacy | Relative Importance | Scientific Understanding | Seriousness ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Government Action
 

Does global warming require government action?

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WARMACT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006


Category 2:Immediacy
 

How immediate/pressing is the problem of global warming?

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CLIMCHNG from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

GLBLWARM from Religion and America's Role in the World


Category 3:Relative Importance
 

How important is global warming compared to other problems? (such as gas prices)

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GASPRICE from Religion and America's Role in the World


Category 4:Scientific Understanding
 

This question type asks respondents about how well scientists understanding global warming

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SCIAGRGW from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SCIBSTGW from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SCIINFGW from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

GWSCI from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SCIAGRGW from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIBSTGW from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIINFGW from General Social Survey, 2006

GWSCI from General Social Survey, 2006


Category 5:Seriousness
 

How serious of a problem is global warming?

Some questions fit within the "Seriousness" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Polar Regions ]

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WARMING from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

W10S6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W2P6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

WARMHUM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

WARMPROB from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

WARMING from Houston Area Survey, 2010


Variant:Polar Regions (Seriousness variant)
 

Many questions about global warming specifically focus upon its perceived effects on polar regions.

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NOICECAP from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

PENGUINS from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

EXTINCT from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

INUITWAY from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SEALEVEL from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

ARTSEALS from General Social Survey, 2006

EXTINCT from General Social Survey, 2006

INUITWAY from General Social Survey, 2006

NOICECAP from General Social Survey, 2006

SEALEVEL from General Social Survey, 2006



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