Global Warming

Global Warming Alarmism is Now the Minority View

| by The Heartland Institute

We at the Heartland Institute are fascinated by a new survey released April 22 on the 39th anniversary of Earth Day. The poll turned up surprising attitudes toward the threat posed by climate change.

The poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion covered 1,118 United States residents, and was conducted on April 1-3, 2009.

It found that 69% of respondents believe global warming is either a “minor problem” or “no problem at all.” Only 31% believed it was a “major problem.”

Only 12% of Republicans, 28% of Independents, and 48% of Democrats think global warming is a major problem.

This is the first poll to show that global warming alarmism is now a minority perspective even among Democrats.

Here’s the survey: