Toplines - Heartland Institute: Climate Change - April 29-May 3, 2021
Survey of 2,000 Likely Voters by Pulse Opinion Research
April 29-May 3, 2021
1. How often do you consume news or opinion content online, in print, or on television each week? Nearly every day, three to five days per week, or one to two days per week?
66% Nearly every day
19% Three to five days per week
10% One to two days per week
5% You don't typically consume news content
2. Where do you primarily read or watch news and opinion content? Cable television (such as CNN or Fox News), network television, online news or commentary websites, Youtube or other social media, talk radio, streaming services, or a mix of services?
30% Cable television
12% Network television
14% Online news or commentary websites
8% Youtube or other social media
4% Talk radio
3% Streaming services
28% A mix of services
2% Aren't sure, or use another source
3. Among cable news outlets, which one would you characterize as your favorite? CNN, MSNBC, Fox News or another?
34% Fox News
10% You don't watch cable news outlets
4. Among network news outlets, which one would you characterize as your favorite? ABC, CBS, NBC, or another?
10% Don't watch network news outlets
5. Generally speaking, would you say the news and opinion content you read and watch is mostly conservative, somewhat conservative, mostly liberal, somewhat liberal, or neither conservative nor liberal?
22% Mostly conservative
22% Somewhat conservative
20% Mostly liberal
14% Somewhat liberal
20% Neither conservative nor liberal
3% Not sure
6. Is climate change caused primarily by human activity or by long-term planetary trends?
55% Human activity
45% Long-term planetary trends
7. How many degrees (measured in Fahrenheit) has global temperature increased since the late 1800s? Less than 1 degree, 1 degree to 3 degrees, 3 degrees to 5 degrees, 5 degrees to 10 degrees, 10 degrees to 20 degrees, or more than 20 degrees Fahrenheit?
14% Less than 1 degree
37% 1 degree to 3 degrees
27% 3 degrees to 5 degrees
14% 5 degrees to 10 degrees
6% 10 degrees to 20 degrees
2% More than 20 degrees
8. If global carbon-dioxide emissions continue to increase at a rate comparable to what occurred during the past decade, how many years do you think it will take for humans to become completely or nearly extinct due to climate change? 10 to 20 years, 20 to 50 years, 50 to 100 years, or more than 100 years?
4% 10 to 20 years
13% 20 to 50 years
20% 50 to 100 years
46% More than 100 years
16% Don't think humanity will become extinct due to climate change
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence