07 Sep '11, 6pm

Only 34% of Tea Partiers Say Climate Change is Real : TreeHugger

Only 34% of Tea Partiers Say Climate Change is Real : TreeHugger

Photo credit: NObamaNoMas via Flickr/CC BY-SA The latest survey from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications analyzed the climate beliefs of members from each of the major political parties, including those who self-identify as Tea Partiers. There has been little change in the beliefs of those who identify as belonging to the major political parties: 78% of Democrats said they believed climate change was happening, as did 71% of Independents and 53% of Republicans. But amongst those who say they're members of the Tea Party, just 34% said global warming was real. Furthermore, Tea Partiers were much more likely to say they were "well informed" or "very well informed" about climate issues. And they were even more likely to say that they "do not need any more information". In other words, the data supports a common observance -- that the Tea Party has stubbornly made...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/34-tea-party-clim...

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