Study: More coverage of climate wanted

Large majorities of American news audiences care about climate change and want more information from the media on the topic, according to a new report from the University of Cincinnati, in partnership with Yale University and George Mason University.

“Our findings show that for several major American news sources, a majority of their audience thinks the media should be doing more to address the issue of climate change. A majority are interested in news stories about climate change topics. In fact, our study shows fewer than 20% of Americans in any of these news audiences feel they are ‘very well informed’ about climate change,” says the report’s lead author, Abel Gustafson, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at UC.

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