People across the U.S. are taking to the streets to protest racial inequity, saying that people of color experience a wholly different experience in the country than white Americans. New findings from a statewide survey indicate that the disparity extends to how Hoosiers of different races perceive climate change and its risks.
More Hoosiers of color believe climate change is happening than white Hoosiers and are twice as likely to believe climate change will harm them a great deal. Hoosiers of color are also 25% more likely to agree that climate change is harming people in the U.S. right now.
The findings are part of an analysis of the Hoosier Life Survey, a comprehensive survey conducted by Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute that sought out Hoosiers’ attitudes on environmental change and risk, personal values and trust in news media.