Black Voters Are More Concerned About Climate Change Than the National Average, With Implications for Policy and Messaging

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Brookings Institution

This resource discusses research that provides evidence of substantial differences in Black voters’ preferences for climate policies. Drawing on modeling and survey data from Citizen Data, the authors find that, on average, Black voters are more concerned about climate change than the national average, less polarized, and more likely to take action to support climate policy. It also calls for more nuanced messaging and design of climate policy while being sensitive to the preferences and concerns of nonwhite voters.

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