College-Educated Views on Global Warming

March 2015 – via Gallup


An aggregate poll conducted by Gallup shows that educated Democrats are less skeptical of global warming, whereas 74 percent of educated Republicans believe that the seriousness of global warming is “generally exaggerated”. This suggests that higher levels of education reinforce core partisan positions. It also suggests that partisanship is the main indicator in shaping American views on global warming, rather than education.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Educated Reps more likely than less educated Reps to doubt global warming
  • Democrats with college degrees tend to be less skeptical
  • Education related to self-reported understanding of issue for both parties

 


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February 21st, 2016|Public Opinion Research, Research|