Americans’ Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop
PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s annual update on Americans’ attitudes toward the environment shows a public that over the last two years has become less worried about the threat of global warming, less convinced that its effects are already happening, and more likely to believe that scientists themselves are uncertain about its occurrence. In response to one key question, 48% of Americans now believe that the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated, up from 41% in 2009 and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question.
The overall findings of the poll?
– Fewer Americans Think Effects of Global Warming Are Occurring
– Fewer See Global Warming as Serious Threat
– Americans are now almost evenly split in their views of the cause of increases in the Earth’s temperature over the last century
– Americans Less Sure About Scientists’ Beliefs
And just because I love it so much, here’s the Weekly Standard’s new cover one more time: