Friday, January 30, 2015

Stanford Public Opinion Poll On Global Warming

The great majority of Americans, and even 47% of Republicans, believe the scientific evidence about global warming.  Democrats and Independents are more inclined to vote for politicians who support policies to reduce carbon emissions.  Republican voters have a negative response to climate change deniers, but they are not more likely to vote for a candidate who supports policies to address climate change.  Tea Partiers respond favorably to Republicans who avoid taking a position on climate change by stating that they are "not scientists".  Its bad to be on the wrong side of science, but is OK for Tea Partiers to pretend ignorance.

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