African Americans on Climate Change and Conservation

While African Americans are underrepresented in the public debates on climate change and environmental issues generally, they are as aware of these issues as other groups in American society, and committed to action — both personal and governmental — to deal with the problems associated with climate change.

A majority of African Americans believe climate change (and global warming) is a major problem, and they believe that global warming will have significant negative effects on public health and economic instability through severe weather events. A majority believe these problems will be worse for future generations.

This is a report on the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ National Survey of African Americans on Climate Change and Conservation. The findings are from a random digit dialing telephone survey of 750 African American adults conducted between July 20, 2009 and July 30, 2009.

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