Public understands climate change–the press doesn’t
March 16, 2011 Leave a comment
A new Gallup poll finds Americans (accurately) believe global warming is due more to human activities than natural changes by 52% to 43%, up from 50 to 46 last year. Only 36% of Republicans acknowledge this.
The percentage who believe “most scientists believe that global warming is occurring” vs. “most scientists believe that global warming is NOT occurring” is 55 to 8, vs 52 to 10 just last year.
Some 51% personally worry a great deal or fair amount about the problem, almost precisely the percentage as last year (52%). Only 31% of Republicans worry that much about global warming.