National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 23-24, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely are you following news stories on the drought in the Midwest?
2* Have you or a family member been impacted by the drought?
3* How concerned are you about the potential impact of the drought on the U.S. economy?
4* Is global warming creating climate changes that lead to more extreme weather events?
5* Is the drought driving up food prices?
6* Have you had to cut back on other spending to buy groceries?
7* Has this summer in your area been hotter than recent summers, not as hot as recent summers or about the same?
8* When it comes to health and safety risks, what is worse…when the weather gets too hot or when the weather gets too cold?
9* Generally speaking, how would you rate the media coverage of weather events….excellent, good, fair or poor?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence