Parishes most concerned about climate change in Louisiana

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October 13, 2022
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Parishes most concerned about climate change in Louisiana

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 parishes most concerned about climate change in Louisiana using data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Parishes are ranked by the percent of residents that are worried about global warming.

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#50. Franklin Parish

- Worried about global warming: 53.2%
--- 3.9% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.3%
- Total population: 15,083 people
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#49. Acadia Parish

- Worried about global warming: 53.2%
--- 3.9% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.5%
- Total population: 46,105 people
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#48. Evangeline Parish

- Worried about global warming: 53.5%
--- 3.6% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.2%
- Total population: 25,220 people
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#47. Terrebonne Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.1%
--- 3.0% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.9%
- Total population: 83,443 people
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#46. St. Charles Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.2%
--- 2.9% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 46.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.7%
- Total population: 39,787 people
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#45. Vermilion Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.3%
--- 2.8% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.8%
- Total population: 44,515 people
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#44. Lafourche Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.3%
--- 2.7% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.3%
- Total population: 75,186 people
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#43. West Feliciana Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.5%
--- 2.6% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 47.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.1%
- Total population: 12,912 people
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#42. Plaquemines Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.5%
--- 2.5% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 48.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.9%
- Total population: 17,242 people
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#41. Concordia Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.8%
--- 2.3% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.2%
- Total population: 15,078 people
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#40. Jackson Parish

- Worried about global warming: 54.9%
--- 2.2% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.3%
- Total population: 12,485 people
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#39. St. Tammany Parish

- Worried about global warming: 55.0%
--- 2.1% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.8%
- Total population: 193,704 people
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#38. Webster Parish

- Worried about global warming: 55.1%
--- 1.9% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 30,365 people
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#37. Calcasieu Parish

- Worried about global warming: 55.3%
--- 1.8% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.7%
- Total population: 151,302 people
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#36. De Soto Parish

- Worried about global warming: 55.8%
--- 1.3% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.0%
- Total population: 20,594 people
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#35. Assumption Parish

- Worried about global warming: 56.0%
--- 1.1% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.0%
- Total population: 17,526 people
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#34. Bossier Parish

- Worried about global warming: 56.1%
--- 1.0% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.3%
- Total population: 94,978 people
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#33. St. Martin Parish

- Worried about global warming: 56.1%
--- 1.0% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.8%
- Total population: 40,672 people
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#32. Avoyelles Parish

- Worried about global warming: 56.2%
--- 0.9% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.1%
- Total population: 31,060 people
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#31. Rapides Parish

- Worried about global warming: 56.4%
--- 0.7% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.2%
- Total population: 98,330 people
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#30. Pointe Coupee Parish

- Worried about global warming: 56.4%
--- 0.7% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.4%
- Total population: 17,108 people
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#29. St. Mary Parish

- Worried about global warming: 56.8%
--- 0.2% lower than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.4%
- Total population: 38,626 people
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#28. East Feliciana Parish

- Worried about global warming: 57.3%
--- 0.2% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.8%
- Total population: 15,855 people
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#27. Richland Parish

- Worried about global warming: 57.3%
--- 0.2% higher than Louisiana 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: 23.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.0%
- Total population: 15,561 people
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#26. Washington Parish

- Worried about global warming: 57.5%
--- 0.4% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.1%
- Total population: 35,254 people
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#25. Ascension Parish

- Worried about global warming: 57.5%
--- 0.4% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.2%
- Total population: 89,879 people
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#24. St. Bernard Parish

- Worried about global warming: 57.5%
--- 0.5% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.3%
- Total population: 33,855 people
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#23. Bienville Parish

- Worried about global warming: 57.7%
--- 0.7% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.6%
- Total population: 10,491 people
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#22. Morehouse Parish

- Worried about global warming: 57.9%
--- 0.9% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.4%
- Total population: 19,379 people
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#21. Iberia Parish

- Worried about global warming: 58.0%
--- 0.9% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.6%
- Total population: 53,008 people
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#20. St. Landry Parish

- Worried about global warming: 58.3%
--- 1.3% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.9%
- Total population: 60,853 people
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#19. Red River Parish

- Worried about global warming: 58.5%
--- 1.5% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.4%
- Total population: 6,460 people
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#18. West Baton Rouge Parish

- Worried about global warming: 58.7%
--- 1.6% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.6%
- Total population: 19,867 people
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#17. Ouachita Parish

- Worried about global warming: 59.1%
--- 2.1% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.8%
- Total population: 116,462 people
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#16. Natchitoches Parish

- Worried about global warming: 59.4%
--- 2.3% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.4%
- Total population: 29,500 people
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#15. Tangipahoa Parish

- Worried about global warming: 60.0%
--- 2.9% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 56.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.3%
- Total population: 99,620 people
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#14. Lincoln Parish

- Worried about global warming: 60.0%
--- 2.9% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 59.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.2%
- Total population: 37,737 people
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#13. Tensas Parish

- Worried about global warming: 60.0%
--- 2.9% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 45.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 19.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.5%
- Total population: 3,476 people
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#12. Claiborne Parish

- Worried about global warming: 60.1%
--- 3.1% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.2%
- Total population: 13,100 people
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#11. Iberville Parish

- Worried about global warming: 60.3%
--- 3.3% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.5%
- Total population: 25,885 people
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#10. St. James Parish

- Worried about global warming: 60.6%
--- 3.5% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 55.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.4%
- Total population: 16,419 people
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#9. Caddo Parish

- Worried about global warming: 61.0%
--- 3.9% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 46.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.2%
- Total population: 186,995 people
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#8. Lafayette Parish

- Worried about global warming: 61.6%
--- 4.5% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.2%
- Total population: 184,470 people
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#7. East Carroll Parish

- Worried about global warming: 62.6%
--- 5.5% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 16.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.5%
- Total population: 5,826 people
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#6. St. Helena Parish

- Worried about global warming: 64.0%
--- 6.9% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 48.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.9%
- Total population: 8,099 people
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#5. Jefferson Parish

- Worried about global warming: 64.5%
--- 7.4% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 62.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.6%
- Total population: 338,951 people
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#4. Madison Parish

- Worried about global warming: 64.7%
--- 7.6% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 49.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.2%
- Total population: 8,613 people
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#3. St. John the Baptist Parish

- Worried about global warming: 64.9%
--- 7.8% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.9%
- Total population: 32,539 people
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#2. East Baton Rouge Parish

- Worried about global warming: 65.2%
--- 8.1% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 61.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.7%
- Total population: 342,499 people
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#1. Orleans Parish

- Worried about global warming: 75.1%
--- 18.0% higher than Louisiana average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 71.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 58.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 70.4%
- Total population: 312,340 people

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