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Climate Change in the Latino Mind

May 1, 2017

This report focuses on a critical demographic in the United States – Latinos. Currently 17% of the U.S. population (more than 58 million people) and the second-largest racial/ethnic group in the nation, Latinos are a fast-growing demographic projected to reach 24% of the population by 2065, while non-Latino whites will decrease from 62% of the current population to 46% in 2065. A 2017 nationally representative survey of 2,054 English and Spanish-speaking Latinos investigates their current climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy support, behaviors, motivations, and barriers to political action.

Clean Economy Rising: Manufacturing Powers Clean Energy in Ohio

January 13, 2015

Ohio has built upon its rich manufacturing legacy to become a leader in the production of wind, solar, and industrial energy efficiency technologies. Until recently, state and federal policies also spurred renewable energy projects throughout Ohio. Uncertainty over the future of these measures is dampening investment. This brief explores the drivers of Ohio's clean energy economy and the choices the state faces about its future competitiveness in the industry.

Global Warming's Six Americas

May 20, 2009

Based on a survey of perceptions, motivations, behaviors, and barriers to action with regard to global climate change, describes the characteristics of six groups with distinct responses: alarmed, concerned, cautious, disengaged, doubtful, and dismissive.