Sierra Nevada snowpack melts in the coming weeks. As climate change is linked to extreme weather, what do Californians think about fighting it?
In the February 2023 PPIC Statewide Survey, three in four Californians believe climate change must be addressed immediately, while one in four do not.
Democrats and independents favor immediate action, while only one in three Republicans agree.
More than two in three across geographies and demographic categories agree action should be taken immediately, although there are some disparities.
Compared to two in three in the Central Valley, seven in ten in the Inland Empire and Orange/San Diego, and three in four in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area
Latinos (83%), but not whites (66%), believe immediate action is needed. Age decreases the idea that immediate action is needed (78% 18–34, 75% 35–54, 68% 55+).