More Arkansans Starting to Believe Climate Change Poses Risk


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The 20th Annual Arkansas poll finds that a growing number of Arkansans think climate change poses an imminent risk.

The Arkansas poll designed and analyzed by University of Arkansas political science professor Janine Parry is one of the oldest public state polls in the country.

Parry said this year the number of people who answered “yes” to believing climate change will affect them went up by double digits, possibly due to more personal experience to climate change.

“My suspicion is and research nationally suggest that news reporting on those issues, familiarity with those issues and the connection to those events to climate change has allowed Arkansans to catch up with the science on this issue,” Parry said.

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