The religious foundations of American opinion towards climate change are analysed by means of a panel survey of voting-age citizens, interviewed in February and October 2008. It shows that religion’s influence is multifaceted. Biblically literalist beliefs and to a lesser extent attendance at religious services, but not nominal religious affiliations, led Americans to view climate change as mostly natural and to express less concern over its consequences. Yet evangelical Protestants reporting frequent service attendance were distinctively more concerned about the effects of climate change.
(2014). Religion and foundations of American public opinion towards global climate change Environmental Politics
23 (3), 473-489.
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