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Environment Update

Global Warming Still A Concern to Most Voters

Thursday, June 04, 2015

President Obama recently told the graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that denying global warming undermines U.S. national security  Concern about global warming is up from recent months, but voters still aren’t totally convinced that humans are to blame.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of Likely U.S. Voters view global warming as at least a somewhat serious problem, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up from 59% last December and is the highest level of concern over the past year. Thirty-one percent (31%) don’t consider global warming a serious problem. These findings include 38% who say global warming is a Very Serious problem and 15% who say it’s Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 964 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 31-June 1, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

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