Toplines - Climate Change - December 1-2, 2009
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
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?
29% Not sure
5* Is global warming a serious
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