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Black and Latino American Christians more Concerned with Climate than Whites.

Who is concerned about climate? Rev. Leah Schade, who will be a guest on next week’s Climate Stew, showed me the following report: Believers, sympathizers, & skeptics Why americans are conflicted about climate change, environmental policy, and science: Findings from the PRRI/AAR Religion,Values, and Climate Change Survey

The study is well organized and packed with useful information. I was surprised to see that white Christians (Catholic, Mainline Protestant, and Evangelical) appear far less concerned about the climate than Black and Hispanics believers.

More than 7-in-10 Hispanic Americans are very (46%) or somewhat (25%) concerned about the impact of climate change. Similarly, nearly 6-in-10 black Americans are very (36%) or somewhat (21%) concerned about climate change. By contrast, less than half of white Americans are very (23%) or somewhat (20%) concerned about climate change.

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Check out the entire survey here:

 

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Author: Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano is a quirky queer Quaker concerned about Climate Change. His website is www.petersontoscano.com

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