29 Feb '12, 8pm

Extreme Weather Causing More Americans To Again Believe In Climate Change

The latest version of the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change , conducted in December 2011, shows that Americans' belief in climate change is again climbing. Now 62% of people surveyed agreed that there is "solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past four decades." That's a 7% increase from the spring of 2011 and 10 percentage points higher than in the spring on 2010—though still below fall 2008 when nearly three-quarters of Americans thought the planet was warming. Looking at demographic factors such as gender, race, and education, though the exact percentages vary somewhat they are roughly in line with a two-thirds belief that the planet is warming, one quarter that it's not, and the rest note sure. However, when looked at on political party lines, more significant differences emerge. For Democrats 7...

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