Arizona’s Views on Climate Change

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Arizonans have long dealt with high temperatures and limited water resources, and climate change may increase the magnitudes of these challenges by causing increases in heat and the severity and frequency of droughts. Understanding how the public views climate issues is of considerable interest to a wide range of people, including policymakers, resource managers, health officials, researchers, educators, and others. Although many national surveys have described climate change attitudes, these studies have interviewed only small samples of Arizona residents and have yet to explore in depth the views of state residents. This report summarizes the results of a survey of public opinion that was commissioned by the University of Arizona and Stanford University to provide a better understanding of how the Arizona public views climate change. The results help guide the CLIMAS mission to serve the Southwest and its residents through research and outreach. More information can be found at