10 Sep '12, 9pm

Only one-third of Americans think limiting climate change is a very important goal

Only one-third of Americans think limiting climate change is a very important goal

Eleven years after 9/11 — if you can believe it has been that long — the Chicago Council on Global Affairs decided to gauge how Americans’ views on global security have evolved . First and foremost, concern over global terrorism has dropped precipitously, with more significant declines evident among younger populations. But we’re here to talk about the changing climate. How do Americans feel climate change ranks as an important foreign policy goal? They don’t. Click to embiggen. Only one-third of respondents listed climate change as a “very important” goal, down two percentage points from 2010. Worse, climate change was third-to-last, after “strengthening the United Nations.” A February poll suggested that 61 percent of Americans think the U.N. is doing a “poor job,” if that gives you any indication of the esteem in which it is held. When the polling is broken down by poli...

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