Question Wording: Consequences

Question wording for graphics on “Consequences of Global Warming” page.  Note, question wording has altered slightly between some years.  Experiments have shown no significant different between results obtained with these different wordings.

Graph: Percent of Americans Who Believe That They Have Seen Effects of Global Warming
Question wording: “Do you think you have seen any effects of global warming happening already, either in person or through television, radio, newspapers, magazines, or the Internet, or you think you haven’t seen any effects of global warming in any of these ways?”

Graph: Percentage of Americans Who Think That Global Warming Has Helped Them Personally At Least a Moderate Amount
Question wording: (2015) [for respondents who think global warming is happening] How much do you think global warming has helped you personally – a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?; (2015) [for respondents who think global warming is not happening] “Assuming it’s happening, how much do you think global warming has helped you personally – a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?”

Graph: Percentage of Americans Who Think That Global Warming Has Hurt Them Personally At Least a Moderate Amount
Question wording: (2015) [for respondents who think global warming is happening] “How much do you think global warming has hurt you personally – a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?”; (2015) [for respondents who think global warming is not happening] “Assuming it’s happening, how much do you think global warming has helped you personally – a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?”

Graph: Percent of Americans Who Believe That Global Warming Is Causing More Droughts
Question wording: (2012) [for respondents that believe global warming is happening] “Do you think global warming is causing there to be more droughts, is causing there to be fewer droughts, or is global warming not affecting the number of droughts?”; (2012) [for participants that don’t know or don’t think global warming is happening] “Assuming it’s happening, do you think global warming is causing there to be more droughts, is causing there to be fewer droughts, or is global warming not affecting the number of droughts?”; (2013) [for respondents that believe global warming is happening] Do you think global warming has caused there to be more droughts, has caused there to be fewer droughts, or has global warming not affected the number of droughts?; (2013) [for respondents that don’t know or don’t think global warming is happening] Assuming it is happening, do you think global warming has caused there to be more droughts, has caused there to be fewer droughts, or has global warming not affected the number of droughts?”; (2015) [for respondents that think global warming is happening] “Do you think global warming has caused there to be more droughts, has caused there to be fewer droughts, or has global warming not affected the number of droughts?”; (2015) [for respondents that don’t know or don’t think global warming is happening] “Assuming it is happening, do you think global warming has caused there to be more droughts, has caused there to be fewer droughts, or has global warming not affected the number of droughts?”

Graph: Percent of Americans Who Believe That Global Warming Will Cause Storms To Be More Damaging
Question wording: “If nothing is done to prevent it, do you think that global warming during the next 100 years will cause storms to be more damaging, or do you think that global warming will not cause this?”

Graph: Percent of Americans Who Believe That Global Warming Will Cause Sea Level Rise
Question wording:”If nothing is done to prevent it, do you think that global warming will cause the world’s sea level to rise during the next 100 years, or do you think that global warming won’t cause this during the next 100 years?”

Graph: Percentage of Americans Who Think That Global Warming Will Hurt Future Generations At Least a Moderate Amount
Question wording: (2009-2010, 2013, 2015)[for respondents who think global warming is happening] “If nothing is done to reduce global warming in the future, how much do you think it will hurt future generations—a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little, or not at all?”; (2009-2010, 2013, 2015)[for respondents who do not think global warming is happening] “Assuming it’s happening, if nothing is done to reduce global warming in the future, how much do you think it will hurt future generations—a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little, or not at all?”

Graph: Percentage of Americans Who Think That Global Warming Will Hurt Them Personally At Least a Moderate Amount
Question wording: (2009-2010, 2013, 2015) [for respondents who think global warming is happening] “If nothing is done to reduce global warming in the future, how much do you think it will hurt you personally—a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?; (2009-2010, 2013, 2015) [for respondents who think global warming is not happening] “Assuming it’s happening, If nothing is done to reduce global warming in the future, how much do you think it will hurt you personally—a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?”

Graph: Percentage of Americans Who Think That Global Warming Will Help Them Personally At Least a Moderate Amount
Question wording: (2015) [for respondents who think global warming is happening] “If nothing is done to reduce global warming in the future, how much do you think it will help you personally—a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?”; (2015) [for respondents who think global warming is not happening] “Assuming it’s happening, if nothing is done to reduce global warming in the future, how much do you think it will help you personally—a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little or not at all?”

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