ISTPP’s Dr. Bryce Hannibal recently published a paper titled “Citizens’ Decision-Making Frameworks on Climate Change Policy Preferences” with Dr. Tabitha Morton from Prairie View A&M University in the Journal of Social Science for Policy Implications.
The authors examine knowledge and emotional effects on citizens’ climate change mitigation policy preferences. Analyzing data from ISTPP’s National Public Climate Change Survey, the researchers find that people who are more anxious or fearful of climate change were more willing to support climate change mitigation policies. They also find that people who scored higher on the emotion-based decision-making framework were more likely to support mitigation policies.
Drs. Hannibal and Morton conclude that modeling climate change policy preferences with emotional and knowledge-based decision frameworks may improve understanding and predictions about human preferences. They highlight the importance of future research focusing on changes in decision-making frameworks and the factors that influence those changes.
Morton, T., and Bryce Hannibal. 2018. “Citizen’s Decision-Making Frameworks on Climate Change Policy Preferences.” Journal of Social Science for Policy Implications 6(2): 1-11.