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U.S. public opinion on scientific consensus of human-caused global warming 2020

This statistic provides the public opinion on the degree of scientific consensus on human-caused global warming in the United States as of April 2020. During the survey, approximately 21 percent of the respondents said that 91 to 100 percent of all climate scientists have concluded human-caused global warming is happening.

Opinion on the degree of scientific consensus on human-caused global warming among U.S. adults as of April 2020*

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Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 7 to 17, 2020

Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "To the best of your knowledge, what percentage of climate scientists think that human-caused global warming is happening??"

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