I last wrote about the Yale Program back in 2015. Here is a recent addition to the research. It features polling on climate change questions that can be read on an interactive map by states, counties, and congressional districts. For instance, with a few clicks, you can check-out the views of the citizens of WV’s 1st district represented by David McKinley (R). On the statement that "global warming is happening", for example, 88% of 1st district Democrats and 44% of Republicans agree (which is very close to the percentages for the whole state). (The times they are a changin’ -- back in 2015, only 56% of the district agreed. *) As you could probably guess, Democrats are much more concerned about climate change than Republicans.
The district's response that most surprised me was to the statement: "Environmental protection is more important than economic growth." 83% of Democrats and 53% of Republicans agreed. That’s not the impression that you get reading our local Ogden papers or listening to our local representative.
*While our local congressman may not have seen this poll, I think he’s aware of the ongoing shift in public opinion – he no longer claims to be a climate-change-denier even if he still votes like one.