Counties most concerned about climate change in Kansas

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

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 Kansas 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. Rush County

- Worried about global warming: 54.0%
--- 6.6% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.6%
- Total population: 2,362 people
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#49. Meade County

- Worried about global warming: 54.1%
--- 6.5% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.9%
- Total population: 3,129 people
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#48. Greeley County

- Worried about global warming: 54.1%
--- 6.4% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.4%
- Total population: 876 people
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#47. Franklin County

- Worried about global warming: 54.1%
--- 6.4% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.7%
- Total population: 19,390 people
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#46. Ottawa County

- Worried about global warming: 54.2%
--- 6.4% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.8%
- Total population: 4,487 people
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#45. Sheridan County

- Worried about global warming: 54.3%
--- 6.2% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 38.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.7%
- Total population: 1,912 people
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#44. Jefferson County

- Worried about global warming: 54.4%
--- 6.2% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.0%
- Total population: 14,543 people
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#43. Miami County

- Worried about global warming: 54.4%
--- 6.2% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.0%
- Total population: 25,183 people
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#42. Anderson County

- Worried about global warming: 54.5%
--- 6.0% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 5,796 people
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#41. Wilson County

- Worried about global warming: 54.6%
--- 5.9% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.9%
- Total population: 6,602 people
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#40. Reno County

- Worried about global warming: 54.7%
--- 5.8% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.4%
- Total population: 48,518 people
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#39. Ellis County

- Worried about global warming: 55.0%
--- 5.6% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 36.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.6%
- Total population: 22,451 people
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#38. Jackson County

- Worried about global warming: 55.0%
--- 5.6% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.6%
- Total population: 9,947 people
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#37. Kearny County

- Worried about global warming: 55.0%
--- 5.5% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
- Total population: 2,793 people
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#36. Wabaunsee County

- Worried about global warming: 55.1%
--- 5.5% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 34.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.0%
- Total population: 5,248 people
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#35. Neosho County

- Worried about global warming: 55.2%
--- 5.4% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 12,121 people
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#34. Lincoln County

- Worried about global warming: 55.3%
--- 5.2% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 34.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.7%
- Total population: 2,357 people
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#33. Stafford County

- Worried about global warming: 55.3%
--- 5.2% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.4%
- Total population: 3,208 people
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#32. Marion County

- Worried about global warming: 55.5%
--- 5.1% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.3%
- Total population: 9,384 people
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#31. Barton County

- Worried about global warming: 55.5%
--- 5.1% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.7%
- Total population: 20,175 people
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#30. Rawlins County

- Worried about global warming: 55.6%
--- 5.0% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 38.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.7%
- Total population: 1,989 people
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#29. Stevens County

- Worried about global warming: 55.6%
--- 4.9% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.0%
- Total population: 3,953 people
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#28. Grant County

- Worried about global warming: 55.7%
--- 4.8% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.3%
- Total population: 5,140 people
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#27. Brown County

- Worried about global warming: 56.1%
--- 4.5% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.4%
- Total population: 7,200 people
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#26. Chase County

- Worried about global warming: 56.3%
--- 4.3% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 34.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.3%
- Total population: 2,033 people
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#25. McPherson County

- Worried about global warming: 56.3%
--- 4.3% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 22,066 people
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#24. Haskell County

- Worried about global warming: 56.4%
--- 4.1% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.3%
- Total population: 2,866 people
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#23. Crawford County

- Worried about global warming: 56.7%
--- 3.8% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.9%
- Total population: 30,440 people
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#22. Bourbon County

- Worried about global warming: 56.8%
--- 3.7% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.3%
- Total population: 10,865 people
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#21. Cowley County

- Worried about global warming: 57.0%
--- 3.5% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.6%
- Total population: 26,945 people
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#20. Montgomery County

- Worried about global warming: 57.4%
--- 3.1% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 24,802 people
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#19. Atchison County

- Worried about global warming: 57.9%
--- 2.6% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.1%
- Total population: 12,452 people
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#18. Wichita County

- Worried about global warming: 58.1%
--- 2.4% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 34.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.7%
- Total population: 1,595 people
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#17. Labette County

- Worried about global warming: 58.5%
--- 2.0% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.9%
- Total population: 15,332 people
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#16. Hamilton County

- Worried about global warming: 59.3%
--- 1.3% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.7%
- Total population: 1,911 people
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#15. Stanton County

- Worried about global warming: 59.5%
--- 1.1% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.2%
- Total population: 1,438 people
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#14. Leavenworth County

- Worried about global warming: 59.6%
--- 0.9% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.6%
- Total population: 61,546 people
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#13. Harvey County

- Worried about global warming: 60.1%
--- 0.5% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.4%
- Total population: 26,042 people
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#12. Saline County

- Worried about global warming: 60.2%
--- 0.4% lower than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.7%
- Total population: 41,860 people
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#11. Sedgwick County

- Worried about global warming: 60.8%
--- 0.3% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.0%
- Total population: 380,444 people
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#10. Geary County

- Worried about global warming: 61.7%
--- 1.1% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 62.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.0%
- Total population: 23,518 people
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#9. Shawnee County

- Worried about global warming: 61.8%
--- 1.2% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 62.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.6%
- Total population: 135,527 people
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#8. Lyon County

- Worried about global warming: 62.3%
--- 1.8% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 62.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.5%
- Total population: 25,806 people
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#7. Finney County

- Worried about global warming: 63.6%
--- 3.1% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 46.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.5%
- Total population: 25,470 people
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#6. Ford County

- Worried about global warming: 63.6%
--- 3.1% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 59.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 46.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 57.6%
- Total population: 23,835 people
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#5. Johnson County

- Worried about global warming: 63.9%
--- 3.4% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 69.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.1%
- Total population: 445,915 people
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#4. Riley County

- Worried about global warming: 64.6%
--- 4.1% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 67.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 45.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 37.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.3%
- Total population: 62,623 people
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#3. Seward County

- Worried about global warming: 67.1%
--- 6.6% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 62.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 51.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.2%
- Total population: 15,275 people
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#2. Douglas County

- Worried about global warming: 70.7%
--- 10.2% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 69.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 36.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 65.9%
- Total population: 98,067 people
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#1. Wyandotte County

- Worried about global warming: 71.0%
--- 10.4% higher than Kansas average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 67.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 50.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 62.8%
- Total population: 118,924 people

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