This tool provides information about Americans' beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy preferences about climate change for all 50 states, 435 congressional districts, and 3,142 counties across the United States.
The tool allows you to customize the survey questions displayed on your factsheet.
The factsheet generator is easy to use.
The generated factsheet can be printed or downloaded as a PDF.
Students should be familiar with how public opinion affects policy and what influences public opinion.
The educator should review the material before deciding on how to implement it with students.
This resource could be used for political science, media literacy, or environmental law courses to research which geographic areas "feel" differently about the issue of climate change.
Have students research their local district to see what the prevailing opinions are and then research another location in another state to compare and contrast.
This resource contains factsheets on people's perception, policy supports, risk perception, and behavioral patterns towards climate change in the USA. The method used in collecting the opinion data is appropriate since it is a perception study. The resource is recommended for teaching.
HS.38 Use technologies to create maps to display and explain the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics at multiple scales.
HS.39 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their political, cultural, and economic dynamics.
HS.45 Identify and explain how political and economic power dynamics throughout time have influenced cultural and environmental characteristics of various places and regions.