Brookings has published a very interesting report surveying beliefs about global climate change in the United States and Canada. Quoting directly from their executive summary:
- Belief in climate change among Canadians substantially outpaces belief in this phenomenon among residents of the United States.
- In the United States an individual’s partisan affiliation is the most important determinant of their views on the existence of global warming, with Democrats significantly more likely than Republicans to believe that the Earth is warming.
- Americans remain highly divided on claims that scientists are manipulating climate research for their own interests, with most Canadians rejecting such claims.
The full report can be read here.