Introduction

You're invited to take this survey if you identify as a climate activist in the United States. This means that you spend time being involved in activities or organizations that support action on climate change.  

The purpose of this research is to understand the demographics of the climate movement, the extent of diversity in the climate movement, and challenges and strategies for equity and inclusion, particularly for people of color in the United States. 

You will be asked a series of questions regarding your race, age, gender, political affiliation, and socio-economic background. Questions 7-12 ask you about your engagement with the climate movement. Questions 15-19 are some open-ended questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please answer as many as you are able and skip any questions you do not want to answer. The entire questionnaire takes about 5 minutes to complete. 

We believe that there are no physical or emotional risks associated with this survey; however, to protect your privacy and the integrity of this study, your response will be anonymous and confidential. We will not ask for your name, birth date, address, or contact information. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. You are free to skip any question that you choose not to answer. If we need to quote or paraphrase you, a pseudonym will be used where appropriate. We value your honest opinion and will not disclose your name or the name of the organization you’re affiliated with in any reporting of the results.

If you have questions about the study, you may contact Principal Investigator Clara Fang at cfang@antioch.edu. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the IRB institutional review board chair at Antioch University New England, Kevin Lyness klyness@antioch.edu or AUNE provost Dr. Shawn Fitzgerald at sfitzgerald3@antioch.edu.

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