Climate change is real for 3 out of 4 Americans

Written by on May 12, 2022

Climate change is real for 3 out of 4 Americans

By Megan Frank
May 12, 2022

More than half of Americans polled said climate change affects their daily lives. (Photo | Pixabay)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – More Americans than ever before say they believe in climate change, according to a national poll from the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion

The survey found that 76% of American adults believe there is solid evidence that temperatures on the planet have risen over the past four decades. 

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Survey organizers said the poll showed the highest level of public acceptance since 2008. 

As to whether or not Americans are experiencing climate change in their daily lives, a majority of 57% said “yes.”  

Results also indicated that just under 6 out of 10 Americans, 59%, think global warming is at least partially caused by human activity.  

When asked if humans should adapt to a warmer climate, more than 60% said “no.” 

Instead, they said, continued mitigation should be part of the nation’s climate policy.

More than 8 out of 10 Democrats (82%) surveyed agreed that climate change is a “public health emergency,” compared to only about 1 in 4 Republicans (27%).

Read the full survey.

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