Poll: Majority See Evidence of Global Warming

A new USA Today poll reveals that approximately 71% of Americans “see evidence of global warming and believe the Earth’s temperature will continue to rise if nothing is done.” But they have conflicted views about government’s role in solving the problem.

“Three of five say global warming is a very serious global problem, and two of three say it will hurt future generations either a lot or a great deal if nothing is done to reduce it.”

Although a slim majority (55%) support new EPA emissions limits on coal-fired power plants, “a rising share of Americans are reticent about government regulations and prefer it ‘stay out of the way entirely.’ On limiting emissions from power plants, for example, 21% say the government should not get involved at all, compared to 11% in 2006.”

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