Shorna B. Allred, an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources, recently led a Cornell University research team in developing survey questions regarding climate change. The survey questions were used in the 2014 Empire State Poll administered by the Survey Research Institute at Cornell.
Results indicated that respondents’ desire to take action depended on their knowledge and experiences with climate change. While over 80 percent of New Yorkers surveyed believe climate change is happening, less than one percent of respondents believe it is the most pressing issue faced by the state.
For more information about Shorna B. Allred’s work and the survey results, please check out this article on the Atkinson Center Blog.