Counties most concerned about climate change in Idaho

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September 2, 2021
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Counties most concerned about climate change in Idaho

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 Idaho using data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

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#44. Franklin County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 46.0%
--- 20.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 48.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 31.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 43.1%
- Total population: 8,871
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#43. Oneida County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 47.2%
--- 18.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 50.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 32.3%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 44.3%
- Total population: 3,056
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#42. Butte County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 48.1%
--- 16.9% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 49.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 32.4%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 45.3%
- Total population: 2,012
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#41. Caribou County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 49.1%
--- 15.1% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.0%
- Total population: 4,889
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#40. Boundary County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 49.2%
--- 14.9% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 45.5%
- Total population: 8,808

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#39. Jefferson County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 49.3%
--- 14.9% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.1%
- Total population: 18,323
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#38. Fremont County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 49.8%
--- 13.9% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.0%
- Total population: 9,465
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#37. Benewah County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.0%
--- 13.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 52.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.1%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.2%
- Total population: 6,962
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#36. Bear Lake County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.1%
--- 13.4% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 52.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.2%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.0%
- Total population: 4,362
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#35. Gooding County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.5%
--- 12.7% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.2%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.3%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 45.9%
- Total population: 11,013

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#34. Gem County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.6%
--- 12.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 52.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.4%
- Total population: 13,071
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#33. Payette County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.7%
--- 12.4% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 52.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.0%
- Total population: 16,826
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#32. Minidoka County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.2%
--- 11.4% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.3%
- Total population: 14,692
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#31. Lewis County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.5%
--- 11.0% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.4%
- Total population: 2,954
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#30. Cassia County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.6%
--- 10.8% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 52.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.3%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.4%
- Total population: 15,992

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#29. Madison County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.9%
--- 10.3% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.2%
- Total population: 28,131
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#28. Camas County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.9%
--- 10.3% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 32.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.4%
- Total population: 665
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#27. Lemhi County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.0%
--- 10.1% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.7%
- Total population: 6,360
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#26. Bingham County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.3%
--- 9.6% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.2%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.8%
- Total population: 31,267
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#25. Adams County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.4%
--- 9.4% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.0%
- Total population: 3,282

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#24. Clearwater County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.7%
--- 9.0% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.3%
- Total population: 7,211
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#23. Kootenai County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.0%
--- 8.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.2%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.1%
- Total population: 117,948
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#22. Idaho County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.0%
--- 8.4% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.1%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.6%
- Total population: 13,098
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#21. Twin Falls County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.1%
--- 8.2% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.2%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.6%
- Total population: 60,425
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#20. Canyon County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.5%
--- 7.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 45.3%
- Total population: 150,042

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#19. Owyhee County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.6%
--- 7.3% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.7%
- Total population: 8,427
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#18. Shoshone County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.7%
--- 7.2% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.3%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.9%
- Total population: 10,015
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#17. Valley County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.9%
--- 6.8% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.4%
- Total population: 8,502
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#16. Washington County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.3%
--- 6.2% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.8%
- Total population: 7,680
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#15. Nez Perce County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.5%
--- 5.9% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
- Total population: 31,451

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#14. Custer County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.7%
--- 5.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.1%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.8%
- Total population: 3,430
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#13. Elmore County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.7%
--- 5.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.9%
- Total population: 19,674
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#12. Jerome County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.8%
--- 5.2% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.5%
- Total population: 16,162
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#11. Bonneville County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.9%
--- 5.2% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.2%
- Total population: 77,354
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#10. Bonner County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.0%
--- 5.0% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.3%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.1%
- Total population: 34,176

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#9. Boise County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.7%
--- 2.0% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.3%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.7%
- Total population: 5,879
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#8. Lincoln County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.3%
--- 1.0% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.3%
- Total population: 3,696
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#7. Power County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.5%
--- 0.6% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 5,392
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#6. Clark County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.6%
--- 0.5% lower than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 42.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.7%
- Total population: 747
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#5. Ada County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 60.5%
--- 4.6% higher than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 64.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.7%
- Total population: 336,905

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#4. Bannock County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 61.2%
--- 5.8% higher than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 61.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 57.2%
- Total population: 62,442
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#3. Teton County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 64.5%
--- 11.5% higher than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 66.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 44.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 35.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.0%
- Total population: 8,159
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#2. Latah County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.3%
--- 12.9% higher than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 67.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 42.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 35.3%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.9%
- Total population: 31,842
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#1. Blaine County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.9%
--- 13.8% higher than Idaho average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 67.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 43.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.8%
- Total population: 16,960

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