The latest UT Energy Poll reports 91 percent of millennials (respondents 18-34) say climate change is occurring, compared with 74 percent of those age 65 or older:
Further, more Americans than ever (79%) now acknowledge climate change is taking place, including the majority of both Republicans and Democrats.
In fact, the percentage of Republicans that think climate change is occurring has increased by 17 points since the question was first asked in the Spring of 2012.
And generational differences go far beyond climate:
Does it matter in the 2016 presidential election? Maybe so.
Sixty-three percent of millennials say energy issues will influence who they choose to vote for in the presidential election, while just 34% of seniors agree. So if the youngest voters go to the polls in two weeks, their choices can influence who sits in the Oval Office for the next four to eight years.
Sheril Kirshenbaum is executive director of Science Debate, a nonpartisan org working to get presidential candidates on record on science policy. She co-directs Michigan State University's Food Literacy and Engagement Poll and hosts the NPR podcast Serving Up Science. Follow Sheril Kirshenbaum on Twitter