Among Americans, young adults worry the most about climate change
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.