We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Pew study shows that the endless repetition about climate, and blaming all bad weather on climate (while never blaming nice weather on climate)as in "Due to climate change, the US has gone 10 years without a hurricane") has had some impact, but people are not really too frightened.
For example, their survey indicates that climate-worriers do no more for "the environment" than anybody else. Of course, most of the cute greeny things people do "for the environment" are meaningless and pointless exercises in virtue-signaling and I have to suppose most people know that. More accurately, virtue-signaling and/or magical thinking.
What's sad, though, is that they'll vote for politicians who will do things with real and concrete effects. The effects probably won't be on the environment, it's true, but they'll hurt business nevertheless, and generally make life more annoying than it has to be.
Sadly, in my experience, most of them actually are beliebers in "climate change" and really think that if only more people would drive electric cars, more wind turbines were built in other peoples' back yards, and more strangers were to lose their jobs so they don't pollute while commuting to work, the world would descend into an eternal heavenly climate.
The wind and the sun are "free" so we should build more so our energy will be "free"...the problem with "free" stuff is that it is expensive. If your utility provider previously furnished electricity from mostly coal fired power plants but is now closing or switching them to natural gas and ramping up renewable (wind and solar) generation, look at your utility bill and see if you are benefiting from that "free" energy.
Regarding the claim the climate-change skeptics are anti-science, or that those who are concerned about climate change have more knowledge than the average citizen, there is an interesting finding.
One thing that doesn’t strongly influence opinion on climate issues, perhaps surprisingly, is one’s level of general scientific literacy. According to the survey, the effects of having higher, medium or lower scores on a nine-item index of science knowledge tend to be modest and are only sometimes related to people’s views about climate change and climate scientists, especially in comparison with party, ideology and concern about the issue.