Thursday, 22 October 2009

Huffington Post: Steep Decline In Americans' Belief In Global Warming

From the Huffington Post:

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who believe there is solid evidence the Earth is warming because of pollution is at its lowest point in three years, according to a survey released Thursday.

The poll of 1,500 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that only 57 percent believe there is strong scientific evidence the Earth has gotten hotter over the past few decades, and as a result, people are viewing the situation as less serious. That's down from 77 percent in 2006, and 71 percent in April 2008.

But while the evidence appears clear, only about a third, or 36 percent of the poll respondents feel that human activities – such as pollution from power plants, factories and automobiles – are behind a temperature increase. That's the first decline since 2006.

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Anonymous said...

And roughly two-thirds of Americans beleive in creationism.

I wouldn't worry about what the average American thinks.

As your own link says, the evidence is clear!

Anonymous said...

Oi... Anonynumbnuts... it's very important what America THINKS... Besides, isn't that why you're looking to stitch them up in Copenhagen? Or, are you just after their money?