Drowned Out: Massachusetts residents' views on climate change

Sep 07, 2022
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The MassINC Polling Group is proud to present Drowned Out: Massachusetts Residents' Views on Climate Change. This is our fourth in a series of major reports on climate change opinion in Massachusetts, going back to 2011. All of these reports were made possible with the generous support of the Barr Foundation. These results were first reported on by The Boston Globe's Climate Desk in April 2022. The Globe team did a fantastic job summarizing the findings, digging into the data, making a series of graphics, and interviewing poll respondents. The poll was also the subject of an Earth Week event featuring reaction and commentary from the Massachusetts State Senate, the Conservation Law Foundation, and others. As excellent as the Globe coverage was, there was still much more to unpack in this survey, including trend data going back to our earliest climate change polling. We hope that readers find this in-depth reporting interesting and useful as Massachusetts continues to grapple with the causes and effects of climate change. About the poll These results are based on a survey of 1,890 Massachusetts residents. Live telephone interviews and online interviewing were conducted in English and Spanish between March 23 and April 5, 2022. Telephone respondents were reached by both landline and cell phone. Oversamples were conducted to obtain a total at least 250 Black, 250 Latino, and 200 Asian residents. Results within race and ethnicity were weighted by age, gender, and education level. These were then combined and weighted by race, age, gender, education, geography, and party to reflect known and estimated population parameters for the adult population of Massachusetts. The credibility interval for this survey is +/- 2.6 percentage points for the entire sample, including the design effect. This poll was sponsored by The Barr Foundation.