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Counties most concerned about climate change in Oregon


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Nationally, 72% of Americans believe global warming is happening. But when public opinion researchers zoom in on Americans, they find that attitudes and opinions about climate change can vary drastically from county to county—even when those counties are next door. Public opinion factors into how policy-makers respond to climate change, including taking steps to reduce CO2 levels and mitigate harmful impacts already being experienced. Stacker compiled a list of counties most concerned about climate change in Oregon using data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

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Finetooth // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.2%
— 18.6% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.5%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.2%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 48.7%
– Total population: 5,874



Tedder // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 51.5%
— 18.1% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 54.3%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.0%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.1%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 49.1%
– Total population: 1,513



English: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 52.6%
— 16.3% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.3%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 34.7%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.4%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.4%
– Total population: 87,276



Ken Lund // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.0%
— 15.7% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.0%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.8%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.9%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.0%
– Total population: 5,729



Ken Lund // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 53.0%
— 15.6% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.0%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.1%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.8%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 50.5%
– Total population: 6,365

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Bobjgalindo // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.3%
— 13.6% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.6%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.2%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.6%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.3%
– Total population: 51,901



Cacophony // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.4%
— 13.5% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.1%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.0%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.0%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.0%
– Total population: 17,900



Finetooth // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 54.4%
— 13.4% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.8%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.8%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.8%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.8%
– Total population: 1,343



Sam Beebe // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.7%
— 11.5% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.7%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.3%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.3%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.3%
– Total population: 5,647



Jmabel // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.9%
— 11.1% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.7%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.3%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.5%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.5%
– Total population: 94,707

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Gancayco // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 55.9%
— 11.1% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 55.3%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 24.2%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.5%
– Total population: 57,210



Finetooth // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.0%
— 10.9% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.8%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.6%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.7%
– Total population: 12,876



Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.0%
— 10.9% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 56.2%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.3%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 25.6%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.3%
– Total population: 22,692



Joseph Novak // Wikicommons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.1%
— 10.8% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 59.6%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 35.9%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 27.2%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.1%
– Total population: 68,693



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– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.2%
— 10.6% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 58.2%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.2%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 30.7%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.8%
– Total population: 1,206

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Williamborg // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.3%
— 10.4% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.7%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 36.3%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.2%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.2%
– Total population: 20,270



Finetooth // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 56.6%
— 9.9% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 45.1%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.6%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 17.6%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 51.9%
– Total population: 8,067



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– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.1%
— 9.2% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 60.0%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.4%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.4%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.2%
– Total population: 19,198



Cacophony // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.1%
— 9.2% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 59.1%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 26.5%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.7%
– Total population: 39,774



Debbie Tegtmeier // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.4%
— 8.8% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 57.4%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 37.6%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.0%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.9%
– Total population: 51,547

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– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 57.8%
— 8.0% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 60.6%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.6%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 53.0%
– Total population: 169,653



Mrgadget51 // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 59.7%
— 5.1% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 61.2%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 38.9%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.4%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 52.1%
– Total population: 316,909



M.O. Stevens // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 59.8%
— 4.8% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 62.9%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.1%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 54.2%
– Total population: 80,137



USFWS Headquarters’ photostream // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 61.2%
— 2.6% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 63.1%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 39.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.9%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.7%
– Total population: 21,131



Cacophony // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 62.3%
— 0.8% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 64.2%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.0%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 59.1%
– Total population: 20,040

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Finetooth // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 62.4%
— 0.8% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 62.0%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.8%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.1%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 60.3%
– Total population: 17,681



Bruce Fingerhood from Springfield, Oregon, US // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 62.7%
— 0.2% lower than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 63.3%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 29.8%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 58.8%
– Total population: 62,594



English: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 64.8%
— 3.1% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 65.1%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.8%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.1%
– Total population: 31,051



Ian Poellet // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 64.9%
— 3.3% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 66.2%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 40.1%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.9%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 63.0%
– Total population: 143,104



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– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.0%
— 3.4% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 64.5%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 43.2%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 28.3%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 61.3%
– Total population: 251,462

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EncMstr // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 65.8%
— 4.7% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 66.7%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 41.9%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 31.2%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 63.9%
– Total population: 39,681



Lauram12345 // Wikicommons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 68.0%
— 8.2% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 67.4%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 43.8%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.4%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 64.0%
– Total population: 299,602



M.O. Stevens // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 69.8%
— 11.0% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 74.3%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 46.9%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.6%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 70.1%
– Total population: 444,412



cpaulfell // Shutterstock

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 70.1%
— 11.5% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 73.2%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 46.6%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 37.6%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 67.4%
– Total population: 74,955



Sam Beebe // Wikimedia Commons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 72.3%
— 14.9% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 71.5%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 48.5%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 32.8%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 67.6%
– Total population: 17,427

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Stuart Seeger // Wikicommons

– Percentage who are worried about climate change: 75.7%
— 20.4% higher than Oregon average
– Percentage who agree that global warming is affecting weather in the US: 75.2%
– Percentage who think global warming will harm them personally: 50.9%
– Percentage who hear about global warming in the media at least weekly: 36.3%
– Percentage who think Congress should be doing more to address global warming: 70.5%
– Total population: 644,139


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