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What Americans Think About Climate Change in Seven Maps

Researchers publish a new mapping tool that estimates county-level public opinion
Vattenfall Jänschwalde lignite power station, Jänschwalde, Germany, in April 2014. Photo: Krisztian Bocsi

Researchers at Yale have unveiled a new interactive map that estimates public opinion on global warming right down to the county level.

As a nation, 63 percent of Americans believe that the globe is warming. (Note: It is.) But that single statistic reveals little about what people in different states, local communities, and congressional districts think. The research, which was published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, makes estimates for those geographies and asks: