Climate Preference Survey Pretest
By Bryan Caplan
Remember my Climate Preference Survey idea?
Suppose you surveyed a random sample of Americans with the following question:
“Overall, would you rather the climate in the area you live got warmer, got cooler, or stayed the same?”
Yesterday, I polled a class of 20 undergrads, after reminding them not to let the current weather bias their answer. Survey roughly says:
- 10% in Northern VA want a cooler climate
- 40% want the climate to stay the same
- 50% want a warmer climate
Anyone else want to pretest this question? If you do, tell me your latitude, number of respondents, and the response breakdown in the comments. If I get ten or more responses, I’ll do a followup post, complete with graphs.