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Research Question How much do you think climate change will affect of the following groups? • You personally • People in the LA region • People in the U.S. • Future generations of people
Highlights • Concern over climate change increases as Angelenos think of large-scale effects. Only one in three Angelenos (39.6%) are concerned climate change will affect them personally while two in three are concerned it will affect future generations (65.9%). • Concern over climate change affecting “you personally” and “people in the LA region” either “a great deal” or “a moderate amount” is over 80% for all demographics. • Concern over climate change affecting future generations “a great deal” decreases with age (68.8% of residents age 18-29 think it will affect future generations compared to 61.8% of residents age 65+).
About this Research StudyLA’s Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey is the largest general social survey of any metropolitan area in urban America.
This question is from the 2020 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey of over 2,000 adult Los Angeles County residents conducted by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (StudyLA) in January and early February 2020. The survey involved 20-minute telephone sessions and online surveys. Residents were asked about quality- of-life perceptions, personal economic wellbeing, economic concerns, overall life satisfaction, and various civic issues.
The margin of error is ±3.0% for the entire sample of 2,002 residents.
Full report available at LMU.edu/studyLA.