Counties most concerned about climate change in New Mexico

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September 2, 2021
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Counties most concerned about climate change in New Mexico

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 New Mexico using data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

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#33. Eddy County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.2%
--- 15.7% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.0%
- 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: 47.9%
- Total population: 42,243
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#32. Union County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.2%
--- 14.1% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.4%
- 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: 50.0%
- Total population: 3,386
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#31. Curry County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.4%
--- 13.8% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.2%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.1%
- Total population: 36,787
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#30. Catron County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.4%
--- 12.2% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.6%
- Total population: 3,071
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#29. De Baca County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.7%
--- 11.8% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.3%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 1,514

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#28. San Juan County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.9%
--- 11.5% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 46.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 15.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.8%
- Total population: 92,750
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#27. Lincoln County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.1%
--- 11.2% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.7%
- 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: 52.0%
- Total population: 15,870
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#26. Lea County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.2%
--- 11.0% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.3%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.2%
- Total population: 48,961
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#25. Roosevelt County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.4%
--- 10.7% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.7%
- 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: 51.8%
- Total population: 14,423
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#24. Otero County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 58.0%
--- 9.7% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 59.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.4%
- 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: 51.3%
- Total population: 50,307

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#23. Torrance County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 58.9%
--- 8.3% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.4%
- 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: 53.5%
- Total population: 12,302
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#22. Sierra County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 59.1%
--- 8.0% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 59.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.1%
- 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: 54.4%
- Total population: 9,335
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#21. Quay County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 59.8%
--- 6.9% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 43.1%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.6%
- Total population: 6,512
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#20. Chaves County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 60.9%
--- 5.3% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.0%
- Total population: 47,876
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#19. Harding County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 61.4%
--- 4.5% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 61.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 36.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.5%
- Total population: 257

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#18. Rio Arriba County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 63.3%
--- 1.5% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 64.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 42.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.6%
- Total population: 29,990
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#17. Hidalgo County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 63.5%
--- 1.2% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 61.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 45.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 57.0%
- Total population: 3,371
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#16. Colfax County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 63.7%
--- 0.8% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 63.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 45.7%
- 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: 58.3%
- Total population: 10,042
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#15. Valencia County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 64.0%
--- 0.4% lower than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 62.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 45.7%
- 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: 56.9%
- Total population: 57,773
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#14. Luna County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 64.4%
--- 0.2% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 60.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 46.3%
- 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: 57.2%
- Total population: 17,877

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#13. Los Alamos County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.1%
--- 1.3% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 68.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 42.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.9%
- Total population: 14,186
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#12. Grant County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.6%
--- 2.1% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 64.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 44.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.2%
- Total population: 22,185
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#11. Sandoval County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 66.4%
--- 3.4% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 65.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 43.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.3%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.1%
- Total population: 107,108
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#10. Cibola County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 67.9%
--- 5.7% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 65.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 50.1%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.8%
- Total population: 20,541
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#9. Guadalupe County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 68.4%
--- 6.4% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 65.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 49.9%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 22.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.6%
- Total population: 3,608

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#8. Do�a Ana County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 69.5%
--- 8.1% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 68.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 48.7%
- 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: 63.5%
- Total population: 161,381
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#7. McKinley County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 70.0%
--- 8.9% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 65.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 51.2%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 19.2%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 62.3%
- Total population: 51,482
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#6. Bernalillo County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 70.5%
--- 9.8% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 67.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 48.4%
- 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: 61.8%
- Total population: 526,115
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#5. Santa Fe County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 71.6%
--- 11.4% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 70.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 48.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 65.3%
- Total population: 120,910
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#4. Socorro County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 71.7%
--- 11.6% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 67.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 51.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.3%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 65.5%
- Total population: 13,080

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#3. Taos County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 73.2%
--- 13.9% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 72.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 53.4%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 68.7%
- Total population: 26,833
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#2. San Miguel County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 73.9%
--- 15.1% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 70.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 53.7%
- 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: 65.9%
- Total population: 22,382
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#1. Mora County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 76.3%
--- 18.7% higher than New Mexico average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 72.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 57.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 69.3%
- Total population: 3,711

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