Communication, Media & Politics in a Risk Society

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Posts tagged "Anthony Leiserowitz"

Study Maps the Relationship Between Cable News and Climate Change Perceptions

A new study finds that Fox News tends to feature guests who doubt the reality of climate change and stories that dismiss the need for action, while CNN and MSNBC tend to feature guests who assert the reality of climate change and the need for action.  Interestingly, however, Fox tends to devote more attention to...

Public Opinion and Participation in the Climate Change Debate

Public opinion about climate change, observes the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin, can be compared to “waves in a shallow pan,” easily tipped with “a lot of sloshing but not a lot of depth.” In a recently published chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, I review research that provides several explanations...

Peak Oil Perceptions: How Americans View the Risks of a Major Spike in Oil Prices

A strong majority of Americans say it is likely that oil prices will triple in the coming five years and that such a tripling would be harmful both to the economy and to public health. Conservatives and those dismissive of climate change are among the most concerned by the threat of a major spike in...

As Economy Continues to Struggle, New Survey Reveals Continued Stability in Public Views about Global Warming

Colleagues Tony Leiserowitz and Ed Maibach have released their latest survey report in the Global Warming Six Americas series. Below is the email summary from Tony describing the results from the May 2011 survey showing that public opinion and perceptions have held relatively stable since 2010 with any shifts minor in comparison to those that...