Counties most concerned about climate change in Oklahoma

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

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 Oklahoma 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. Sequoyah County

- Worried about global warming: 52.8%
--- 0.7% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 48.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.8%
- Total population: 31,823 people
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#49. Ellis County

- Worried about global warming: 52.8%
--- 0.7% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 34.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.9%
- Total population: 3,082 people
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#48. Pittsburg County

- Worried about global warming: 52.9%
--- 0.6% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.0%
- Total population: 34,333 people
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#47. Murray County

- Worried about global warming: 52.9%
--- 0.6% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 48.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.8%
- Total population: 10,688 people
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#46. Hughes County

- Worried about global warming: 53.0%
--- 0.6% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.8%
- Total population: 10,418 people
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#45. Mayes County

- Worried about global warming: 53.0%
--- 0.5% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 44.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.3%
- Total population: 31,362 people
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#44. Love County

- Worried about global warming: 53.1%
--- 0.5% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.6%
- Total population: 7,578 people
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#43. Pushmataha County

- Worried about global warming: 53.1%
--- 0.4% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.8%
- Total population: 8,656 people
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#42. Atoka County

- Worried about global warming: 53.2%
--- 0.3% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 47.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
- Total population: 10,720 people
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#41. Kay County

- Worried about global warming: 53.4%
--- 0.1% lower than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 47.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 46.5%
- Total population: 33,309 people
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#40. Nowata County

- Worried about global warming: 53.6%
--- 0.1% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
- Total population: 7,947 people
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#39. Woods County

- Worried about global warming: 53.7%
--- 0.1% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.7%
- Total population: 7,185 people
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#38. Bryan County

- Worried about global warming: 53.7%
--- 0.2% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.3%
- Total population: 35,541 people
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#37. Coal County

- Worried about global warming: 53.7%
--- 0.2% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
- Total population: 4,206 people
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#36. Pottawatomie County

- Worried about global warming: 53.8%
--- 0.3% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.0%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.1%
- Total population: 54,905 people
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#35. Wagoner County

- Worried about global warming: 53.9%
--- 0.4% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.1%
- Total population: 59,612 people
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#34. Beaver County

- Worried about global warming: 54.0%
--- 0.4% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.3%
- Total population: 3,967 people
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#33. Ottawa County

- Worried about global warming: 54.0%
--- 0.5% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 23,605 people
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#32. Craig County

- Worried about global warming: 54.2%
--- 0.7% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.7%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.4%
- Total population: 11,218 people
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#31. Johnston County

- Worried about global warming: 54.3%
--- 0.8% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 50.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.0%
- Total population: 8,444 people
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#30. Delaware County

- Worried about global warming: 54.4%
--- 0.9% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.1%
- Total population: 33,744 people
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#29. Canadian County

- Worried about global warming: 54.5%
--- 1.0% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 37.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
- Total population: 103,721 people
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#28. Adair County

- Worried about global warming: 54.6%
--- 1.1% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.9%
- Total population: 16,221 people
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#27. Carter County

- Worried about global warming: 54.8%
--- 1.3% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.7%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
- Total population: 36,160 people
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#26. Garfield County

- Worried about global warming: 55.2%
--- 1.7% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.7%
- Total population: 46,322 people
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#25. Osage County

- Worried about global warming: 55.4%
--- 1.9% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.0%
- Total population: 36,781 people
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#24. Harper County

- Worried about global warming: 55.6%
--- 2.0% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 35.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.2%
- Total population: 2,785 people
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#23. Washington County

- Worried about global warming: 55.6%
--- 2.0% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.6%
- Total population: 39,542 people
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#22. Okmulgee County

- Worried about global warming: 55.8%
--- 2.3% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.1%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
- Total population: 29,531 people
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#21. Kiowa County

- Worried about global warming: 55.8%
--- 2.3% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.3%
- Total population: 6,780 people
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#20. Pontotoc County

- Worried about global warming: 56.0%
--- 2.5% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.6%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.3%
- Total population: 29,357 people
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#19. Okfuskee County

- Worried about global warming: 56.2%
--- 2.6% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.7%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.7%
- Total population: 9,283 people
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#18. McIntosh County

- Worried about global warming: 56.2%
--- 2.7% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.4%
- Total population: 15,753 people
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#17. Seminole County

- Worried about global warming: 56.3%
--- 2.7% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.9%
- Total population: 18,613 people
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#16. Custer County

- Worried about global warming: 56.3%
--- 2.7% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 39.9%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.0%
- Total population: 21,787 people
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#15. Muskogee County

- Worried about global warming: 56.4%
--- 2.9% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 49.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.0%
- Total population: 51,910 people
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#14. Tillman County

- Worried about global warming: 56.5%
--- 3.0% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.9%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.3%
- Total population: 5,657 people
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#13. Marshall County

- Worried about global warming: 56.9%
--- 3.3% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.5%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.7%
- Total population: 12,652 people
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#12. Logan County

- Worried about global warming: 56.9%
--- 3.4% higher than Oklahoma 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: 54.7%
- Total population: 35,806 people
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#11. Creek County

- Worried about global warming: 57.1%
--- 3.5% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 51.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 38.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.3%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.5%
- Total population: 54,365 people
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#10. Caddo County

- Worried about global warming: 57.8%
--- 4.3% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 52.9%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.5%
- Total population: 21,877 people
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#9. Payne County

- Worried about global warming: 58.9%
--- 5.4% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.4%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 41.8%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 57.1%
- Total population: 66,158 people
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#8. Harmon County

- Worried about global warming: 58.9%
--- 5.4% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.8%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 43.6%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.4%
- Total population: 2,053 people
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#7. Texas County

- Worried about global warming: 59.4%
--- 5.8% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 53.3%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 45.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.0%
- Total population: 14,828 people
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#6. Jackson County

- Worried about global warming: 59.4%
--- 5.9% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 54.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.4%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.4%
- Total population: 18,698 people
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#5. Cleveland County

- Worried about global warming: 59.5%
--- 6.0% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.2%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 40.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.8%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.3%
- Total population: 218,672 people
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#4. Cherokee County

- Worried about global warming: 61.2%
--- 7.7% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 57.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 44.0%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 56.4%
- Total population: 37,822 people
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#3. Tulsa County

- Worried about global warming: 62.6%
--- 9.1% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.6%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 42.4%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.1%
- Total population: 482,775 people
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#2. Comanche County

- Worried about global warming: 63.7%
--- 10.1% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 60.5%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 47.5%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 33.0%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.0%
- Total population: 92,881 people
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#1. Oklahoma County

- Worried about global warming: 65.3%
--- 11.8% higher than Oklahoma average
- Agree that global warming is affecting weather: 58.1%
- Think global warming will harm them personally: 45.2%
- Hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.2%
- Think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.1%
- Total population: 585,761 people

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