Despite repeated claims that “the debate is over” only one-half of
voters in North Carolina believe global warming is caused by human
activity according to a new poll released today by the Civitas
According to 600 sampled voters, when asked if they thought global
warming was caused more by human activity, long-term changes in Earth’s
atmosphere or that global warming doesn’t exist, 49.5 percent of voters
said human activity was the cause of global warming. 22.8 percent
responded changes in atmosphere while 15.2 percent said it did not
exist. 12.2 percent were not sure.
As a follow up, voters who said global warming existed were asked if
they thought global warming will pose a serious threat to their way of
life. Only 37 percent said yes.
Nearly an identical number (38 percent) said they were willing to
pay higher gas prices or utility bills to fight global warming.
Full press release here.