Counties most concerned about climate change in Nevada

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

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

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#17. Lincoln County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 47.4%
--- 24.9% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 49.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 32.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 44.3%
- Total population: 4,318
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#16. Churchill County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.7%
--- 19.7% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.2%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.7%
- Total population: 18,530
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#15. Eureka County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.8%
--- 19.6% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 41.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.3%
- Total population: 1,394
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#14. Nye County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.2%
--- 17.3% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.9%
- 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: 47.5%
- Total population: 36,249
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#13. Storey County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.2%
--- 17.2% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 48.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.1%
- Total population: 3,344

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#12. White Pine County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.9%
--- 16.1% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.4%
- 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: 48.7%
- Total population: 7,733
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#11. Lyon County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.3%
--- 14.0% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.6%
- Total population: 41,570
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#10. Pershing County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.3%
--- 13.9% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.3%
- 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: 50.5%
- Total population: 5,514
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#9. Esmeralda County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.3%
--- 12.4% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- 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: 51.4%
- Total population: 785
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#8. Mineral County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.1%
--- 11.0% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.2%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.1%
- Total population: 3,678

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#7. Lander County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.3%
--- 10.8% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.2%
- 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: 51.3%
- Total population: 4,068
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#6. Douglas County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.7%
--- 10.1% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 59.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 39,490
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#5. Elko County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.9%
--- 8.3% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 42.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.8%
- Total population: 37,862
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#4. Humboldt County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 58.6%
--- 7.1% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 49.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.7%
- Total population: 12,260
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#3. Carson City

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 61.1%
--- 3.1% lower than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 60.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.0%
- Total population: 43,219

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#2. Clark County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.2%
--- 3.3% higher than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 65.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 48.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 63.1%
- Total population: 1,637,219
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#1. Washoe County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.8%
--- 4.3% higher than Nevada average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 64.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 42.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.7%
- Total population: 351,133

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