About Me


I am a political scientist, primarily interested in understanding public opinion on climate change and how it relates to climate policy. I received my PhD from Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in 2021, and was recently awarded a MBIE Science Whitinga Postdoctoral Fellowship. My broader research interests centre around comparative politics, particularly the many different ways democracy functions in different countries. I am comfortable using quantitative methods, and have many years programming experience.


Crawley, Sam, Hilde Coffé, and Ralph Chapman. 2021. ‘Climate Belief and Issue Salience: Comparing Two Dimensions of Public Opinion on Climate Change in the EU’. Social Indicators Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-021-02842-0.

Crawley, Sam. 2021. ‘Disentangling the Relationships between Conservative Economic and Social Attitudes and Support for Environmental Action’. Journal of Political Ideologies: 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569317.2021.1966939.

Crawley, Sam, Hilde Coffé, and Ralph Chapman. 2020. “Public Opinion on Climate Change: Belief and Concern, Issue Salience and Support for Government Action.” The British Journal of Politics and International Relations 22 (1): 102–21. https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148119888827.

Crawley, Sam, Hilde Coffé, and Ralph Chapman. 2020. “To What Extent Do Interest Group Messages Shape the Public’s Climate Change Policy Preferences?” British Politics. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41293-020-00144-6.