I was doing some research on climate change when I stumbled on this excellent site. The Yale Project on Climate Change Opinion goes beyond simply providing us with national opinion on climate matters, it drills down to individual states and from there, counties and congressional districts. As their overview states:
Public opinion polling is generally done at the national level, because local level polling is very costly and time intensive. Our team of scientists, however, has developed a geographic and statistical model to downscale national public opinion results to the county, congressional district, and state levels.
We can now estimate and visualize differences in opinion across the county and a clearer picture of the diversity of Americans’ beliefs, attitudes, and support for policy comes into focus.
For example, this map provides us with the "estimated % of adults who think global warming is happening" with possible answers of agree, disagree, or uncertain. Nationally the percentage who agree is 63% and for West Virginia it's 54% (the nation's lowest percentage). For the 1st Congressional District it's 56%; Ohio County comes in at 59% and Marshall is at 49%. Not surprising, West Virginia and Wyoming (another coal state) have the lowest percentages on most of these questions.
Off the top of my head I would think that West Virginia's low numbers are a result of the perceived clash between jobs and the environment. For the statistically-minded, it might be interesting and instructive to see if there is a correlation between WV county percentages and other statistics such as education-level, party choice, and dominant local media.