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Toplines - Climate Change - December 1-2, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted December 1-2, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news reports about e-mails from scientists involved in global warming research?

20% Very closely
29% Somewhat closely
32% Not very closely
16% Not at all
2% Not sure

2* Do scientists agree on global warming or is there significant disagreement within the scientific community?

25% Most scientists agree on global warming
52% There is significant disagreement within the scientific community
23% Not sure

3* In order to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming, how likely is it that some scientists have falsified research data?

35% Very likely
24% Somewhat likely
21% Not very likely
5% Not at all likely
15% Not sure

4* Is the United Nations a reliable source of information on global warming?

22% Yes
49% No
29% Not sure

5* Is global warming a serious problem?

46% Yes
36% No
18% Not sure

6* Which is a bigger priority for our national leaders—stopping global warming to save the environment or stimulating the economy to create jobs?

15% Stopping global warming to save the environment
71% Stimulating the economy to save jobs
14% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence