Number of US voters who say climate change is caused by human...

Number of US voters who say climate change is caused by human activity has risen 13% since 2015: Poll

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WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. voters who think climate change is caused by human activity has increased 13 percent in the last three years, according to a poll released Thursday.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 58 percent of the respondents said humans are responsible for climate change, whereas a 2015 Morning Consult survey found that 45 percent of the respondents said humans are responsible for climate.

Meanwhile, 67 percent said they are concerned by the findings of a U.S. government report on climate change that was released last month.

That includes 87 percent of Democrats, 47 percent of Republicans, and 65 percent of independent voters.

The sampling included 1,975 registered voters and was conducted on Dec. 4. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

The report said the U.S. economy could take a substantial hit if action is not soon taken to reduce carbon emissions.

President Donald Trump has said he does not believe the findings of the report.

 

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