Research and discussion for citizens and decision makers

83% of Americans believe the world is warming

Up from 75% last year

Share This

More Americans than last year believe the world is warming and the change is likely influenced by the Republican presidential debates, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said:

The percentage of Americans who believe the Earth has been warming rose to 83 percent from 75 percent last year in the poll conducted Sept 8-12.

US Republican presidential candidates, aside from Jon Huntsman, have mostly blasted the idea that emissions from burning fossil fuels and other human actions are warming the planet.

The current front-runner, Texas Governor Rick Perry, has accused scientists of manipulating climate data while Michele Bachmann has said climate change is a hoax.

As Americans watch Republicans debate the issue, they are forced to mull over what they think about global warming, said Jon Krosnick, a political science professor at Stanford University.

And what they think is also influenced by reports this year that global temperatures in 2010 were tied with 2005 to be the warmest year since the 1880s.

“That is exactly the kind of situation that will provoke the public to think about the issue in a way that they haven’t before,” Krosnick said about news reports on the Republicans denying climate change science. MORE

More from Beyond

Comments

Name:

Email:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Submit the word you see below:




Upcoming Events

City of Houston Mayoral Candidates Debate-Forum
Sep 04, 15 – The Texas Voters Alliance is hosting a debate/forum…
My Houston 2040
Sep 17, 15 – My Houston 2040 Monthly meeting of Houston’s urban,…

More Upcoming Events


Livability News


Commentary

Todd Litman

Center for Opportunity Urbanism report falls short of good research

Dr. Carol Lewis

WCWDB2022: HOU need a strategic transportation plan and a Transportation Department

Geoff Carleton

WCWDB2022: Give Houstonians the choice of safe streets, freedom of multimodal access

More Commentary



Houston Tomorrow
3015 Richmond Ave. Suite 201 Houston, Texas 77098 United States
Phone 713.523.5757

RSS Feed