29 Jan '12, 12am

Americans not high on global warming issue

There has long been a debate in the USA about whether global warming is a figment of scientists’ imagination, and whether it is something really worth devoting policy time too. As such, it’s no surprise to see its consideration as a “top priority” slump over the last year. According to a political survey by the Pew Research Centre for the People and the Press, the US public believe that economic issues are the top priority for the country – with 86 per cent believing that strengthening the economy should be a leading issue for both the President and Congress this year. Indeed 82 per cent saw improving the job rate as a top priority. By contrast, no other issue in the survey attracted the attention of more than 70 per cent of Americans – and a mere 25 per cent called global warming a top priority, down 13 percentage points over the last five years. Generally, the public’s c...

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