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Toplines - The Heartland Institute: Climate Change - December 6-7, 2020

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 6-7, 2020
By The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports



1* How likely is it that climate change will be catastrophic for humans, plants and animals – very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?


36% Very likely
25% Somewhat likely
19% Not very likely
16% Not at all likely
5% Not sure


2* Is climate change caused primarily by human activity or by long-term planetary trends?


47% By human activity

38% By long-term planetary trends
16% Not sure


3* (Answered by 470 Likely Voters Who Say Climate Change is Caused By Human Activity) Should federal or state governments require people to engage in activities that will lower carbon-dioxide emissions?


82% Yes
10% No
7% Not sure



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.