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Poll: Fewer Americans Believe in Global Warming

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | October 22, 2009 | Elisa Mueller
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Fantastic news for conservatives and libertarians who’ve been pushing this message for years and getting called “kooks” for their trouble. A new Pew poll has only 57 percent of Americans saying there’s “solid evidence that the earth is warming,” down from 71 percent last year.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), probably the best-known climate change skeptic in Congress, is jumping on the news.

“Perhaps the most interesting finding in this poll,” said Inhofe in a statement, “aside from the precipitous drop in the number of Independents who believe global warming is a problem, is that the more Americans learn about cap-and-trade, the more they oppose cap-and-trade. And this explains quite clearly why Democrats don’t want the public to know about it.”

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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