The survey was conducted by Standage Market Research from November 17 to December 1, 2019, under a sub-contract agreement with the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication. A representative sample of 1,126 registered Delaware voters were interviewed for the study either by telephone (601 respondents) or online (525 respondents). Interviewees were selected through random sampling. Statistical results are weighted by demographic factors to reflect the general population of Delaware. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ± 2.9 percentage points.
While Standage Market Research fielded the survey and weighted the results, the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication prepared all written summaries of the survey results in this report.
Data and results from the 2009, 2014, and 2019 Delaware Residents' Opinions on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise surveys are available on DNREC's website at de.gov/climatesurvey.
For a comprehensive discussion of the survey methodology and findings from the survey—including results by respondent gender, age group, education level, and county of residence—see the Full Report of Results.
For additional questions or comments, please contact:
Paul Brewer (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication, 190A Graham Hall, 111 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831-7771.
Ian Yue (email@example.com), DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy, Climate & Sustainability Programs, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 10B, Dover, DE 19904, (302) 735-3480.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state's natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. The Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy uses science, education, policy development and incentives to address Delaware's climate, energy and coastal challenges. The Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy, housed within the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, uses an integrated approach of applied science, education, policy development, and incentives to address Delaware's climate, energy, and coastal challenges. With a mission of providing leadership towards sustainable communities and environments now and for future generations, the Division works towards fostering clean energy, sustainable coasts, and a livable climate for all Delawareans.
About the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication
The University of Delaware's (UD) Center for Political Communication (CPC) is a nonpartisan, interdisciplinary initiative that is committed to the emerging field of political communication.
- The CPC supports collaborative, interdisciplinary teams of social scientists, who examine issues related to voting, civil rights and liberties, media effects, and intergroup relations.
- The CPC's events and programs inspire public participation in politics, engaging the next generation of public service leaders, in the United States and abroad.
- University of Delaware students expand their knowledge about political communication by minoring in political communication as undergraduates.
- The CPC supports University of Delaware students and UD departments who conduct their own initiatives to support political communication, especially research and public events.