Climate Change & Community of Color: Key Poll Findings and Top Lines
This report summarizes a 2014 poll that assessed people of color's views on climate change. It finds that climate change is a high profile issue for communities of color. It also finds that voters of color see economic benefits to investing in the green economy and see addressing climate change as a moral obligation. The poll surveyed 800 registered African American, Latino, and Asian voters in the summer of 2014.
Specific to climate adaptation, the poll finds that 38% of respondents pointed to increases in natural disaster as the reason why they have become more interested in environmental issue. People of color also see climate change as threatening to their way of life.
Publication Date: 2014