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56% Say Global Warming Is Causing Extreme Weather Events

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Voters are much more likely these days to believe that global warming is causing more extreme weather events in the United States. But they still aren’t willing to pay more in taxes to fight against it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters think global warming is causing more extreme weather events in the United States. Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree, while 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 13 and 16, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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