Generation X Lukewarm on Global Warming

Generation X Lukewarm on Global Warming

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Gen Xers are surprisingly blasé about climate change. A survey in 2009 found members of Generation X were largely disengaged from climate change. Two years later, these American adults became slightly more so, a follow-up survey has revealed.

Americans in this age group generally are not well-informed about climate change, nor are they highly concerned about or paying much attention to it, both surveys indicated. In 2011, the largest chunk of respondents, 67%, said they aren’t certain global warming is happening. Meanwhile, 23% were concerned or alarmed, and at the other end, 10% are not worried or don’t believe it is happening. Better educated adults were more concerned about climate change, although 12% of those who ranked as highly scientifically literate were dismissive or doubtful.

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