Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Americans’ Global Warming Fears at Highest in Nearly a Decade

More than 60 percent of Americans say they’re worried.

Percentage of Worried Americans 2008-16 (Credit: Yale Climate Connections) Click to Enlarge.
Americans’ concerns about global warming are at their highest in eight years, a survey released Wednesday found. 

Among 1,226 adults surveyed nationally in November, 61 percent say they are either “very worried” or “somewhat worried” about global warming, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found.

That marks the highest percentage to show that much concern since 2008, when they first conducted the semiannual survey and found 62 percent of people were either very or somewhat worried.  The tally is up from 58 percent in March of last year and up from 57 percent in October 2015. 

A Gallup poll released in March had similar results.  According to its survey, 64 percent of U.S. adults say they are worried a “great deal” or “fair amount” about global warming.

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