Poll finds a majority of Marylanders say climate change is having major impacts

A recent poll found that a majority of Marylanders believe climate change is having major impacts.

They believe climate change is inducing more extreme weather events, harming wildlife, and rising sea levels.

In a new poll from Goucher College, a vast majority of Republicans, people over the age of 55, and those without college degrees agreed that climate change is having at least “minor” impacts on the planet (The Baltimore Sun). Meanwhile, Democrats, younger people, and people of color were more likely to call the impact “major.”

Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at Goucher College, said that previous polls had shown that the majority of Marylanders believe climate change is happening. 

“Across party lines, people recognize there’s impact from climate change. There might be some disagreement from Republicans and Democrats on the causes of climate change. But I think on the impacts, at least to some extent… there’s some broad bipartisan support.”

Poll results suggest that more education may be necessary to help people understand the urgency of climate change.

Kim Coble, executive director of the Maryland League of Conservation voters, said, “The cost of inaction is health. It is the economy. It is fishing. If you’re not responding with urgency, there is something missing.”




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