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Half Think Humans are Responsible for Global Warming

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown blamed the spreading California wildfires on climate change, something voters still consider a serious issue heading into the midterms. And they think humans are to blame.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters think global warming is at least a somewhat serious problem, down just four points from the 10-year high of 73% in March 2017. In 2015, the number of voters who considered global warming a serious problem was in the mid-60s.

Today, just 30% of voters do not consider global warming a serious problem. The latest finding includes 44% who see it as a Very Serious problem and 12% who say global warming is Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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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