US Climate and Health Alliance

Polling Memo and Summary for California Release: 2015 Environmental Attitudes Survey


Latino Decisions in partnership with Earthjustice and GreenLatinos conducted a national survey of Latino registered voters and their attitudes toward the environment. The survey, fielded between June 24 and July 8, is based on a national sample of 1,200 Latino registered voters who were interviewed by landline, cell and on-line in English and Spanish. As part of that effort, California was oversampled, with 300 interviews completed in that states. The state sample carries a nominal margin of error of +/-5.7 percentage points. Here we examine results from California. The national results challenge this assumption by finding that Latinos care deeply about the environment and specifically about its impact on their families. We found that Latinos are as engaged, if not more so, in issues of climate and environment, that they have strong personal interests in seeing the environment improved, and that these issues matter in their political calculi. Here, we take an in-depth look at the California results. California is home to over 14 million Latinos and has the largest concentration of Hispanics in the nation. Given their sizable population and political influence, Latino environmental attitudes carry significant political weight.

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Aug 26, 2015
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Climate and Environmental Impact
Public opinion Vulnerable populations

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