Research: Rural Climate Change Opinions Are More Complicated Than You Might Think

A study showed that Indiana’s rural populations skepticism of climate change is complex. Some of it can be associated with a sense of being ignored and blamed for climate change woes.

Sarah Mellotte, The Daily Yonder, August 25th 2022

People who live in rural Indiana have complex views about climate change and aren’t as skeptical about long-term changes in weather patterns as public opinion polling may suggest, a new study said.

Indiana University student Molly Burhans said in a Daily Yonder interview that rural climate change views are “a lot more nuanced” than some may think. She co-authored a study with Associate Research Scientist Matt Houser of the University of Maryland about rural climate change discourse in Indiana.


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