Summer Heat: Is Climate Change to Blame?
Is this summer hotter and drier than usual? Many Americans say so, and a majority think it could be because of climate change.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and onlinesurvey finds that 61% of American Adults believe it’s likely that climatechange is causing more extreme weather, including heat waves and droughts insummer, including 36% who think it’s Very Likely. Thirty percent (30%) don’tthink climate change is to blame for extreme summer weather, and another 10%are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. American Adults was conducted on July10-11, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all RasmussenReports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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