More Americans Believe Global Warming Science: Poll

Posted October 14, 2015 at 6:01am

The Guardian (UK) reports that “around 70% of Americans believe in the science behind global warming – the highest level of acceptance in the US since 2008 – according to a new survey.”  

“The level of belief has increased seven percentage points in the past six months, the polling by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College shows.”  

“The researchers said the significant rise in acceptance is particularly notable among Republicans and evangelical Christian groups.”  

“The swing is largely due to recognition of the role that climate change is playing in changing weather patterns, with respondents citing weather events close to home, according to Prof Barry Rabe , a co-author from the University of Michigan.”