- Americans overwhelmingly (90%) believe that Democratic and Republican leaders should work together on climate solutions.
- Independents side with Democrats in their disapproval of environmental rollbacks made by the Trump Administration.
- Americans are more concerned about climate change this election than previous ones.
- There are partisan differences in knowledge of, and interest in, candidate positions on climate change. However, in total, a majority of voters would like to know more. Slightly less than half (45%) of Republicans are aware of their candidates’ position on climate change, and 38% would like to learn more. A majority (60%) of Democrats, and just over half (51%) of Independents are aware, and a stronger majority would like to learn more (71%, 57% respectively).
- Voters under 45 years old are more concerned (69%) about climate change than voters aged over 45 years old (59%). Because older voters are more likely to turn out to vote, but are less concerned about climate as an election issue, those in the climate movement should focus on turnout campaigns that target millennials.
- A strong majority (70%) of voters would likely vote for a candidate who supports climate solutions. While partisan differences exist , Democrats (89%), Independents (71%), and a surprising percentage of Republicans (46%) report being likely to vote for candidates who support climate action.
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