Majority of U.S. Moms Concerned About Climate Change (Poll)
A unique new scientific survey of U.S. moms and grandmothers shows that women are concerned that not enough is being done about air pollution and climate change in terms of “the world your children or grandchildren will inherit.”
The national poll shows that:
- Moms and grandmothers are strongly concerned across the board about climate and pollution. (Tweet this)
- A consistent majority of conservative women are concerned about climate and pollution.
- Women of color – particularly Latinas – are even more concerned than white women about climate and pollution.
Additional key findings include:
• Three of five moms/grandmothers (59%) are “very concerned” and another 19% are somewhat concerned about “air pollution and climate change” in terms of “the world your children or grandchildren will inherit”. (This reflects 78 percent overall concern.) Well over half (59%) of conservative moms and grandmothers are concerned, as are 96% of liberals and 84% of independents. While concerns among white respondents was at 75%, it jumped to 84% of Hispanics/Latinos and 85% for African Americans.
• About three out of four moms/grandmothers (74%) agree with the statement “we are not doing enough as a nation to protect clean air and clean water for your children and grandchildren in the coming years and decades”. This was true of 58% of conservatives, 93% of liberals and 79% of independents. Agreement among white respondents was at 71% and rose to 87% of Hispanics/Latinos and 84% for African Americans.
• A bit more than a third of respondents (34%) said they have children or grandchildren with a respiratory illness such as asthma.
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