Americans say global warming is a problem

Apr 28, 2007

A new poll says nearly half of all people in the United States view global warming as a serious problem.

In a CBS News/New York Times poll, 52 percent said that global warming should be a high priority for government leaders. Eight percent said the problem was not serious.

The New York Times said 90 percent of Democrats, 80 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans asked said immediate action was required to stop global warming.

Fifty-one percent of those polled, however, said they could vote for a candidate who did not share their environmental views.

CBS News said requiring automakers to build more energy-efficient automobiles was favored by 92 percent, while 58 percent opposed raising gasoline taxes.

The poll found that most people want the government to develop new energy sources, but 57 percent oppose opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

The Times said 1,052 adults were polled by telephone from last Friday through Tuesday. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Holistic soil to boost productivity

Related Stories

Team shows how 'spontaneous' social norms emerge

Feb 02, 2015

Fifteen years ago, the name "Aiden" was hardly on the radar of Americans with new babies. It ranked a lowly 324th on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names. But less than a decade ...

Australia out of step with new climate momentum

Nov 28, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China ...

Recommended for you

Holistic soil to boost productivity

Apr 24, 2015

Western Australia has launched Soil Constraints – West, a flagship initiative bringing together research on a range of farming problems that limit agricultural production.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.