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Among Americans, young adults worry the most about climate change

 New York City high school students joined their international counterparts to protest climate change and the failure of older generations to address the destruction of the planet.
New York City high school students protested climate change and the failure of older generations to address it. Photo: Gabriele Holtermann Gorden/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Recently released polling brings fresh evidence that young adult Americans are more worried about climate change than the overall adult population.

By the numbers: A Pew Research Center survey shows that 79% of adults aged 18–29 are very or fairly worried about climate change when they think about the future of the country. That's compared to 69% for adults as a whole. There's also a sharp partisan divide.

Go deeper: Record number of Americans see climate change as a current threat