Perceived Mitigation Threat Partially Mediates Effects of Right-Wing Ideologies on Climate Change Beliefs.

Edward Clarke, Mathew Ling, Emily Kothe, Anna Klas & Ben Richardson
Research consistently shows that right-wing ideological adherents are more likely to deny climate change. However, less is known about how right-wing ideological subtypes are uniquely related to climate change denial, as well as what explains these relationships. This study examines whether threat to the socioeconomic system in the form of climate change mitigation policies mediates the relationships between Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) and Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) subtypes and four forms of climate change denial. Participants...
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