Counties most concerned about climate change in Alabama

Written by:
October 13, 2022
Mccallk69 // Shutterstock

Counties most concerned about climate change in Alabama

Nationally, 72% of Americans believe global warming is happening. But when public opinion researchers zoom in on Americans, they find that attitudes and opinions about climate change can vary drastically from county to county—even when those counties are next door. Public opinion factors into how policy-makers respond to climate change, including taking steps to reduce CO2 levels and mitigate harmful impacts already being experienced. Stacker compiled a list of counties most concerned about climate change in Alabama using data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Counties are ranked by the percent of residents that are worried about global warming.

1 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#50. Cleburne County

- Worried about global warming: 49.6%
--- 4.0% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 44.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 35.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.6%
- Total population: 11,533 people
2 / 50
Canva

#49. Lawrence County

- Worried about global warming: 49.7%
--- 3.9% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 46.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.0%
- Total population: 25,877 people
3 / 50
Calvin Beale // Wikimedia Commons

#48. Coffee County

- Worried about global warming: 50.1%
--- 3.5% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 48.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
- Total population: 39,402 people
4 / 50
Idawriter // Wikimedia Commons

#47. Washington County

- Worried about global warming: 51.1%
--- 2.6% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 45.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.9%
- Total population: 12,753 people
5 / 50
Rudi Weikard // Wikimedia Commons

#46. Franklin County

- Worried about global warming: 51.1%
--- 2.5% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 47.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.0%
- Total population: 23,602 people
6 / 50
Canva

#45. DeKalb County

- Worried about global warming: 51.5%
--- 2.1% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 46.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.8%
- Total population: 53,797 people
7 / 50
MPearsallArt // Wikimedia Commons

#44. Morgan County

- Worried about global warming: 51.7%
--- 2.0% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 47.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.7%
- Total population: 91,846 people
8 / 50
Dailynetworks // Wikimedia Commons

#43. Colbert County

- Worried about global warming: 51.7%
--- 2.0% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 48.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 43,219 people
9 / 50
Prestinian // Wikimedia Commons

#42. Etowah County

- Worried about global warming: 51.8%
--- 1.8% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.0%
- Total population: 80,580 people
10 / 50
Carol M. Highsmith // Wikimedia Commons

#41. Limestone County

- Worried about global warming: 52.3%
--- 1.3% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 48.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.3%
- Total population: 73,143 people
11 / 50
Chris Pruitt // Wikimedia Commons

#40. Autauga County

- Worried about global warming: 52.3%
--- 1.3% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 48.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.9%
- Total population: 42,174 people
12 / 50
Canva

#39. Escambia County

- Worried about global warming: 52.9%
--- 0.7% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.2%
- Total population: 28,769 people
13 / 50
Rivers A. Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#38. Elmore County

- Worried about global warming: 53.0%
--- 0.7% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 62,956 people
14 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#37. Henry County

- Worried about global warming: 53.1%
--- 0.5% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 13,548 people
15 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#36. Dale County

- Worried about global warming: 53.1%
--- 0.5% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.7%
- Total population: 37,892 people
16 / 50
Jodybwiki // Wikimedia Commons

#35. Baldwin County

- Worried about global warming: 53.3%
--- 0.3% lower than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.0%
- Total population: 166,595 people
17 / 50
Carol M. Highsmith/Library of Congress // Wikimedia Commons

#34. Houston County

- Worried about global warming: 54.6%
--- 1.0% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.0%
- Total population: 80,346 people
18 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#33. Calhoun County

- Worried about global warming: 55.3%
--- 1.6% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.6%
- Total population: 89,665 people
19 / 50
Rivers A. Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#32. Coosa County

- Worried about global warming: 55.4%
--- 1.8% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.3%
- Total population: 8,956 people
20 / 50
Wayne James // Shutterstock

#31. Lauderdale County

- Worried about global warming: 55.9%
--- 2.3% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.0%
- Total population: 74,245 people
21 / 50
Rivers A. Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#30. Tallapoosa County

- Worried about global warming: 55.9%
--- 2.3% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.3%
- Total population: 32,087 people
22 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#29. Crenshaw County

- Worried about global warming: 56.1%
--- 2.4% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.4%
- Total population: 10,738 people
23 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#28. Talladega County

- Worried about global warming: 56.2%
--- 2.5% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.7%
- Total population: 63,128 people
24 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#27. Shelby County

- Worried about global warming: 56.3%
--- 2.7% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.1%
- Total population: 162,807 people
25 / 50
Altairisfar // Wikimedia Commons

#26. Clarke County

- Worried about global warming: 56.9%
--- 3.2% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.4%
- Total population: 18,841 people
26 / 50
Chris Pruitt // Wikimedia Commons

#25. Conecuh County

- Worried about global warming: 57.0%
--- 3.4% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.5%
- Total population: 9,790 people
27 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Chambers County

- Worried about global warming: 57.1%
--- 3.4% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.5%
- Total population: 26,594 people
28 / 50
Chris Pruitt // Wikimedia Commons

#23. Butler County

- Worried about global warming: 57.2%
--- 3.6% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.6%
- Total population: 15,433 people
29 / 50
Tracy Burroughs Brown // Shutterstock

#22. Tuscaloosa County

- Worried about global warming: 57.4%
--- 3.7% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.8%
- Total population: 163,688 people
30 / 50
Altairisfar // Wikicommons

#21. Mobile County

- Worried about global warming: 57.7%
--- 4.1% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.9%
- Total population: 316,304 people
31 / 50
Carol M. Highsmith // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Monroe County

- Worried about global warming: 58.0%
--- 4.4% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.9%
- Total population: 16,519 people
32 / 50
Canva

#19. Marengo County

- Worried about global warming: 58.3%
--- 4.6% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.9%
- Total population: 14,917 people
33 / 50
RuralSWAlabama (Billy Milstead) // Wikimedia Commons

#18. Choctaw County

- Worried about global warming: 58.3%
--- 4.7% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.6%
- Total population: 10,320 people
34 / 50
Pixabay

#17. Madison County

- Worried about global warming: 58.7%
--- 5.0% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.8%
- Total population: 282,589 people
35 / 50
Public Domain

#16. Pickens County

- Worried about global warming: 59.3%
--- 5.7% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.7%
- Total population: 16,242 people
36 / 50
Library of Congress

#15. Lee County

- Worried about global warming: 60.7%
--- 7.0% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.9%
- Total population: 126,767 people
37 / 50
Kreeder13 // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Pike County

- Worried about global warming: 61.0%
--- 7.4% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.0%
- Total population: 26,862 people
38 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Barbour County

- Worried about global warming: 61.2%
--- 7.6% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.7%
- Total population: 20,057 people
39 / 50
Rivers Langley SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#12. Russell County

- Worried about global warming: 62.1%
--- 8.4% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.3%
- Total population: 43,781 people
40 / 50
M Floyd // Flickr

#11. Jefferson County

- Worried about global warming: 63.2%
--- 9.5% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 46.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.8%
- Total population: 508,503 people
41 / 50
Canva

#10. Wilcox County

- Worried about global warming: 63.4%
--- 9.8% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 17.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.2%
- Total population: 8,104 people
42 / 50
DXR // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Dallas County

- Worried about global warming: 64.8%
--- 11.2% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 49.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 18.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 62.8%
- Total population: 29,817 people
43 / 50
Altairisfar // Wikimedia Commons

#8. Lowndes County

- Worried about global warming: 65.0%
--- 11.4% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 50.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 18.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 63.7%
- Total population: 7,814 people
44 / 50
Carol M. Highsmith // Wikimedia Commons

#7. Hale County

- Worried about global warming: 65.3%
--- 11.7% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 48.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 62.5%
- Total population: 11,355 people
45 / 50
Canva

#6. Perry County

- Worried about global warming: 66.1%
--- 12.5% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 62.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 51.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 64.6%
- Total population: 7,285 people
46 / 50
Chris Pruitt // wikicommons

#5. Montgomery County

- Worried about global warming: 66.4%
--- 12.7% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 65.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 49.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 63.6%
- Total population: 173,504 people
47 / 50
Canva

#4. Sumter County

- Worried about global warming: 66.8%
--- 13.2% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 64.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 52.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 65.3%
- Total population: 10,327 people
48 / 50
Canva

#3. Bullock County

- Worried about global warming: 67.1%
--- 13.5% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 63.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 52.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 65.5%
- Total population: 8,119 people
49 / 50
Mccallk69 // Shutterstock

#2. Macon County

- Worried about global warming: 67.6%
--- 14.0% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 64.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 53.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 19.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 66.8%
- Total population: 15,479 people
50 / 50
Canva

#1. Greene County

- Worried about global warming: 69.4%
--- 15.8% higher than Alabama average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 54.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 65.3%
- Total population: 6,444 people

Trending Now