Posts Tagged ‘public opinion’

Americans’ Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Source:  Gallup

Multiple indicators show less concern, more feelings that global warming is exaggerated

by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s annual update on Americans’ attitudes toward the environment shows a public that over the last two years has become less worried about the threat of global warming, less convinced that its effects are already happening, and more likely to believe that scientists themselves are uncertain about its occurrence. In response to one key question, 48% of Americans now believe that the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated, up from 41% in 2009 and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question. (more…)

Public: Who cares about global warming?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010


As readers can see on the chart, global warming is the least of the cares of the average American. Most people — 72% — do not consider it to be a priority.

This comes despite years of media frenzy over it and massive manipulation of evidence by the government to make it appear as if there is a global warming crisis so that government officials could raise taxes and regulations.

Americans ain’t buying it, according to a poll by the left-leaning Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

“As Barack Obama begins his second year in office, the public’s priorities for the president and Congress remain much as they were one year ago. Strengthening the nation’s economy and improving the job situation continue to top the list. And, in the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, defending the country from future terrorist attacks also remains a top priority,” the center reported.

Actually, terrorism was just as big a concern last year as it is this year when the order of priorities was the same as this year: The economy, jobs and terrorism.

Global warming continues to be the least of our concerns among those listed.