From the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University
Based on a nationally representative survey of 2,164 American adults conducted last fall, this broad and a deep examination of how Americans are dealing with the issue of global warming yielded an important new perspective. On the whole, the American mind appears to be open to embracing a concerted national effort to address climate change. We invite you to download and read the full report.That diagram sums up pretty well why it's difficult to get action on climate change. Only a third of us think climate change will harm us or our family, and only half of us think it will hurt the U.S. Climate change is perceived as someone else's problem. Until we realize it's our problem, we're not going to do much about it.
Hat tip: a Conservation Blog