Counties most concerned about climate change in Utah

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

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

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#29. Piute County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 45.3%
--- 21.9% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 48.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 31.2%
- 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: 42.6%
- Total population: 1,462
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#28. Emery County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 45.9%
--- 21.0% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 38.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 30.3%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 18.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 42.7%
- Total population: 7,130
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#27. Morgan County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 47.2%
--- 18.7% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 30.4%
- 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: 44.3%
- Total population: 7,328
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#26. Sevier County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 47.2%
--- 18.6% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 50.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 31.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.3%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 44.4%
- Total population: 14,758
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#25. Duchesne County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 48.2%
--- 17.0% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 48.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 32.4%
- 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: 45.0%
- Total population: 13,322

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#24. Beaver County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 48.7%
--- 16.1% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 50.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 45.3%
- Total population: 4,377
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#23. Millard County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 48.9%
--- 15.7% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 40.3%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.2%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 19.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 44.5%
- Total population: 8,771
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#22. Rich County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 49.0%
--- 15.5% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.4%
- 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: 46.0%
- Total population: 1,496
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#21. Box Elder County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 49.6%
--- 14.5% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 52.4%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 45.6%
- Total population: 35,921
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#20. Washington County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.0%
--- 13.8% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.6%
- 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: 47.1%
- Total population: 116,858

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#19. Uintah County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.4%
--- 13.2% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 45.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.0%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 21.9%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 45.8%
- Total population: 24,065
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#18. Sanpete County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.8%
--- 12.4% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.5%
- 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: 47.3%
- Total population: 21,592
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#17. Juab County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 50.9%
--- 12.3% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 41.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.1%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 20.1%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.0%
- Total population: 7,143
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#16. Davis County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.1%
--- 12.0% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 44.4%
- Total population: 228,931
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#15. Kane County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.3%
--- 11.6% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 48.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 33.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.6%
- Total population: 5,640

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#14. Iron County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.5%
--- 11.3% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.4%
- 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: 47.4%
- Total population: 35,243
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#13. Carbon County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.8%
--- 10.8% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 51.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.4%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 23.4%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.6%
- Total population: 14,927
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#12. Garfield County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.8%
--- 10.7% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 53.7%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.7%
- 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: 48.2%
- Total population: 3,811
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#11. Wayne County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.5%
--- 9.5% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.6%
- 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: 48.8%
- Total population: 1,993
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#10. Daggett County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.6%
--- 9.4% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.7%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.7%
- Total population: 485

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#9. Utah County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.0%
--- 8.6% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.8%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.3%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 47.3%
- Total population: 388,582
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#8. Wasatch County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.8%
--- 7.4% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.5%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.0%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.9%
- Total population: 20,704
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#7. Tooele County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.4%
--- 4.5% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.6%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.4%
- 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: 52.1%
- Total population: 43,278
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#6. Cache County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.3%
--- 3.1% lower than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 60.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.8%
- 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: 53.0%
- Total population: 84,739
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#5. Weber County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 60.3%
--- 3.9% higher than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 61.0%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.7%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.5%
- Total population: 176,462

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#4. Grand County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 60.3%
--- 3.9% higher than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 62.5%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.6%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.2%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 55.8%
- Total population: 7,616
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#3. San Juan County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 60.7%
--- 4.5% higher than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.1%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 19.5%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.3%
- Total population: 10,423
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#2. Summit County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 67.7%
--- 16.7% higher than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 68.9%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 43.1%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 35.8%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 62.7%
- Total population: 30,207
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#1. Salt Lake County

- Percentage who are worried about climate change: 68.2%
--- 17.5% higher than Utah average
- Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 66.2%
- Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 44.8%
- Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.6%
- Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.6%
- Total population: 809,049

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