Counties most concerned about climate change in Indiana

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October 13, 2022
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Counties most concerned about climate change in Indiana

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 Indiana using data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Counties are ranked by the percent of residents that are worried about global warming.

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#50. Parke County

- Worried about global warming: 51.8%
--- 6.3% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.7%
- Total population: 13,308 people
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#49. Hancock County

- Worried about global warming: 51.8%
--- 6.2% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.9%
- Total population: 57,482 people
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#48. Union County

- Worried about global warming: 51.8%
--- 6.2% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 35.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.1%
- Total population: 5,592 people
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#47. Kosciusko County

- Worried about global warming: 51.9%
--- 6.1% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.9%
- Total population: 59,962 people
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#46. Switzerland County

- Worried about global warming: 51.9%
--- 6.1% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 46.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 35.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.7%
- Total population: 7,999 people
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#45. Decatur County

- Worried about global warming: 52.0%
--- 6.0% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 35.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.9%
- Total population: 20,121 people
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#44. Jefferson County

- Worried about global warming: 52.2%
--- 5.9% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.0%
- Total population: 25,565 people
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#43. Putnam County

- Worried about global warming: 52.2%
--- 5.8% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.0%
- Total population: 30,096 people
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#42. Randolph County

- Worried about global warming: 52.2%
--- 5.8% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.3%
- Total population: 19,185 people
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#41. Jackson County

- Worried about global warming: 52.3%
--- 5.7% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 33,245 people
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#40. Pulaski County

- Worried about global warming: 52.5%
--- 5.5% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 9,687 people
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#39. Noble County

- Worried about global warming: 52.7%
--- 5.3% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.1%
- Total population: 35,517 people
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#38. White County

- Worried about global warming: 52.8%
--- 5.3% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.4%
- Total population: 18,500 people
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#37. Johnson County

- Worried about global warming: 53.0%
--- 5.0% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.0%
- Total population: 115,435 people
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#36. DeKalb County

- Worried about global warming: 53.2%
--- 4.8% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.2%
- Total population: 32,457 people
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#35. Daviess County

- Worried about global warming: 53.4%
--- 4.6% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.6%
- Total population: 23,423 people
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#34. Benton County

- Worried about global warming: 53.4%
--- 4.6% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.0%
- Total population: 6,515 people
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#33. Howard County

- Worried about global warming: 53.5%
--- 4.6% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.7%
- Total population: 63,682 people
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#32. Brown County

- Worried about global warming: 53.6%
--- 4.5% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 12,384 people
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#31. Jay County

- Worried about global warming: 53.6%
--- 4.4% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.3%
- Total population: 15,561 people
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#30. Cass County

- Worried about global warming: 53.7%
--- 4.3% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.6%
- Total population: 29,069 people
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#29. Perry County

- Worried about global warming: 53.8%
--- 4.2% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.2%
- Total population: 15,019 people
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#28. Warrick County

- Worried about global warming: 54.0%
--- 4.0% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.3%
- Total population: 47,328 people
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#27. Scott County

- Worried about global warming: 54.2%
--- 3.9% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 18,441 people
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#26. Marshall County

- Worried about global warming: 54.3%
--- 3.8% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.3%
- Total population: 34,682 people
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#25. Clinton County

- Worried about global warming: 54.3%
--- 3.7% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.3%
- Total population: 23,832 people
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#24. Wayne County

- Worried about global warming: 54.9%
--- 3.1% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.3%
- Total population: 51,664 people
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#23. Steuben County

- Worried about global warming: 55.2%
--- 2.9% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.5%
- Total population: 27,382 people
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#22. Bartholomew County

- Worried about global warming: 55.3%
--- 2.7% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 59.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.0%
- Total population: 62,710 people
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#21. Hendricks County

- Worried about global warming: 55.4%
--- 2.7% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.1%
- Total population: 122,386 people
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#20. Adams County

- Worried about global warming: 55.4%
--- 2.6% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.9%
- Total population: 24,288 people
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#19. Madison County

- Worried about global warming: 56.6%
--- 1.5% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.3%
- Total population: 101,228 people
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#18. Floyd County

- Worried about global warming: 56.9%
--- 1.1% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 59.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.3%
- Total population: 59,696 people
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#17. Grant County

- Worried about global warming: 57.1%
--- 0.9% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 59.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.1%
- Total population: 52,643 people
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#16. Clark County

- Worried about global warming: 57.3%
--- 0.7% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.2%
- Total population: 90,070 people
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#15. LaGrange County

- Worried about global warming: 57.5%
--- 0.5% lower than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.8%
- Total population: 26,349 people
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#14. Boone County

- Worried about global warming: 58.0%
--- 0.0% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.5%
- Total population: 48,174 people
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#13. Vanderburgh County

- Worried about global warming: 58.4%
--- 0.4% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.9%
- Total population: 141,944 people
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#12. Allen County

- Worried about global warming: 58.6%
--- 0.5% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 57.3%
- Total population: 276,268 people
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#11. LaPorte County

- Worried about global warming: 58.6%
--- 0.6% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.5%
- Total population: 86,374 people
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#10. Elkhart County

- Worried about global warming: 59.0%
--- 1.0% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.7%
- Total population: 147,836 people
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#9. Delaware County

- Worried about global warming: 59.1%
--- 1.0% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.7%
- Total population: 93,704 people
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#8. Porter County

- Worried about global warming: 60.3%
--- 2.3% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 59.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.9%
- Total population: 131,132 people
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#7. Hamilton County

- Worried about global warming: 60.3%
--- 2.3% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 66.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 35.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.4%
- Total population: 234,570 people
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#6. Vigo County

- Worried about global warming: 60.4%
--- 2.4% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.9%
- Total population: 85,414 people
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#5. Tippecanoe County

- Worried about global warming: 63.5%
--- 5.5% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 64.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 45.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 35.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.3%
- Total population: 152,092 people
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#4. Lake County

- Worried about global warming: 63.9%
--- 5.8% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 63.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 45.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.6%
- Total population: 370,770 people
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#3. St. Joseph County

- Worried about global warming: 63.9%
--- 5.9% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 66.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 45.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.2%
- Total population: 206,184 people
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#2. Marion County

- Worried about global warming: 67.0%
--- 9.0% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 65.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 50.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 62.4%
- Total population: 716,553 people
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#1. Monroe County

- Worried about global warming: 69.1%
--- 11.1% higher than Indiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 70.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 39.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 65.1%
- Total population: 123,350 people

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