More Say There Is Solid Evidence of Global Warming

A national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that a growing number of Americans across party lines accept that global warming is occurring and is getting worse.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:

Even amid substantial partisan divisions, increasing numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents say there is solid evidence of global warming.

KEY FINDINGS:

A majority (67%) say there is solid evidence of global warming, up 10 points since 2009.

A majorty (64%) of Americans say it is a very serious or somewhat serious problem.

An increasing percentage of Americans (42%) say that human activity is to blame, up 8 points since 2010.

Individuals who are 65 and older are far less likely to think that warming caused by human activity or a very serious problem.

An increasing numbers of Democrats (85%), Republicans (48%) and independents (65%) say there is solid evidence of warming.

The public continues to be divided about whether scientists agree that the earth is warming and there is a wide partisan divide over the question of scientific consensus.

Obama supporters are more likely than Romney supporters to say there is solid evidence of global warming (88% vs. 42%) and that it's a very serious problem (59% vs. 13%)

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2012
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