A new Gallup poll published this week shows the number of Americans who believe humans are to blame for global warming remains almost unchanged since 2013, in spite of more people saying they are aware of climate change and its threats.
About 57 percent of those polled said they believed humans are responsible for global warming. The poll showed little to no change in the number of people who blame human pollution for climate change in the last several years, and has yet to return to the highest number of 61 percent in 2007.
“The balance of views on this issue is essentially unchanged from 2013, but reflects broader agreement with the idea that mankind is responsible for global warming than was the case from 2010 through 2012,” the study says.
A surprising number of poll respondents are not worried about climate change, however. Not even a third of those polled felt climate change would become a serious threat in their lifetimes, and climate change ranks below most other issues when it comes to level of concern.
ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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