Home > newsroom > Page
PewResearchCenter: 28% - Global Warming Not So Hot


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 23, 2010 - Most Americans do not believe dealing with global warming should be high on President Obama and Congress' agenda, placing it at the bottom of a list of policy concerns. Just 28% say it should be a "top priority," the lowest measure for any issue tested in the survey. And 20% said dealing with global warming is "not too important" while 14% said nothing should be done at all -- both highs in the survey. Since 2007, when global warming was first included on the priorities list, it has ranked near the bottom; but in 2007, 38% considered it a top priority. The low level of concern is driven by Republican indifference: Just 11% consider global warming a top priority, compared with 43% of Democrats and 25% of independents. Protecting the environment fares somewhat better, as 44% say it should be a top priority in 2010. Read more

28% of Americans believe Global Warming should be a top White House priority


Contact: Committee Staff

Latest News

Panel Decries Natural Resources Laws Led Astray, Outlines Local Consequences of Executive Overreach

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held the first of a series of oversight hearings to examine the impacts of federal natural resources laws gone astray. The panel focused on thre...... Read more

Op-Ed: "Time to Modernize the Antiquity Act"

NOTE: “Consider how far the Antiquities Act has strayed from its original intent: The act states that monument designations should be limited to “the smallest area compatible with proper care and mana...... Read more

Community Reclamation Partnerships Act Draws Bipartisan Support

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” (Rep. Darin LaHood, R-IL), discussion draft legislation to authorize ...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events