liberals and conservatives take action to address climate change at roughly the same levels


disconnect between beliefs and behaviors among conservatives when it comes to environmental matters – common ground with liberals when it comes to taking action

researchers identified which messages—or interventions—can be effective in boosting beliefs in climate change and policy support among both conservatives and liberals

Several interventions were effective in altering beliefs and policy support across the ideological divide, in liberals and conservatives alike

impact of interventions was not uniform

framing certain actions as a climate change solution can backfire and decrease conservatives’ engagement

interventions aimed at increasing conservatives’ pro-environmental behaviors should not involve their climate-change beliefs

three interventions—emphasizing effective collective actions, writing a letter to a future generation member, and writing a letter from the future self—boosted the climate beliefs and policy support of both liberals and conservatives


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