Public opinion polling is all around us, we see polls in the climate debate, we see polls about war, we see polls about holidays and food, we see polls about love, and we see polls about hate. These polls are designed to provide information about what a majority of people believe, prefer, or understand.

Using public opinion polls, we can track the changes in American majority mindsets over time, we can see the public believing more in anthropocentric climate change and growing more concerned with its negative effects.

There is value and validity in these surveys being produced and distributed…

Luke Hanst

Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies with Departmental Honors and a Minor in Physics from Portland State University.

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