Bloomberg Law: Black, Other Voters of Color Lean Into Climate Action, Poll Says
Bloomberg Law – October 20, 2022
By Dean Scott
Voters of color are more likely to be concerned about climate change and more adamant that the US needs to address the issue, according to a poll unveiled Thursday by a green diversity group.
Non-white voters also are more likely to make climate action a priority than white voters in ranking “addressing climate change” among three top priorities when considering candidates on the ballot, including in the November midterm elections, according to the poll.
Elevated concern among communities of color about climate effects—including extreme weather, wildfires, and flooding—isn’t unexpected, given the disproportionate impact suffered by those communities from planetary warming, said Green 2.0, a nonprofit watchdog group that commissioned the poll of 1,000 likely general election voters.
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