Public Perceptions of Climate Change, Fall 2015

For the past three years, we have been asking Maryland residents questions about their understanding of the effects of climate change and their preferences for the state’s climate and energy policies that fall under the umbrella of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act (GGRA). Creating jobs remains at the top of Marylanders’ priority list for the…

Public Health, Energy & Climate Change, Fall 2015

For the past three years, we have been asking Maryland residents questions about their understanding of the effects of energy choices and climate change on their health and that of their communities. Marylanders recognize environmental risks to their health, including air pollution and climate change, and want the General Assembly and Governor to prioritize reducing…

Public Knowledge, Behaviors & Preferences about Energy, Fall 2015

For the past three years, we have been asking Marylanders questions about their preferences for the state’s energy policies; their attitudes toward the energy sources they use in heating, cooling and powering their homes; and the actions they take to conserve energy at home and in their transportation choices. Marylanders support state policies that increase…

Public Health, Energy and Climate Change

According to a survey by George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, in partnership with the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland, the vast majority of Marylanders understand the link between energy choices, climate change and public health and say they expect people’s health in their communities will be affected by climate change in the next several…

Public Perceptions of Climate Change

The vast majority of Marylanders believe that climate change is happening, and that climate change should be a priority for the General Assembly and Governor, according to a new survey report released by the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland and George Mason University. “Public perceptions of climate change: A Maryland statewide survey” is one of…

Public Beliefs, Behaviors & Preferences about Energy

According to a survey by George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, in partnership with the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland, the vast majority of Marylanders would like the state to use more renewable fuel sources to generate electricity. The sources of renewable electricity most favored by Marylanders for further development are solar (78%),…

Adapting to Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

According to a survey released by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with George Mason University and the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland, almost three-quarters of Marylanders (73%) say they want their state and local governments to take actions to protect their communities against the impacts of climate change, and more than half…

Climate Change & Energy: Public Attitudes, Behaviors and Policy Support

In this report we present findings about attitudes, behaviors, and policy preferences regarding energy and climate change based on a sample of 2,126 state residents. By randomly sampling across each of the state’s four distinct geographical and cultural regions, we are able to generalize to these areas, and the state as a whole. Selected key…