The Politics of Global Warming Beliefs

Seven in ten registered voters (72%) think global warming is happening. This includes nearly all liberal Democrats (97%; six percentage points higher than in our first survey in 2008), about nine in ten moderate/conservative Democrats (89%; eight points higher than in 2008), and a majority of liberal/moderate Republicans (63%).

In contrast, fewer than half of conservative Republicans (37%) think global warming is happening – 13 percentage points lower than in 2008, and 9 points lower than one year ago, just after the election of President Trump. CONT.

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication & George Mason U. Center for Climate Change Communication