U.S. adults who say scientists understand that climate change is occurring 2016

This statistic shows the share of U.S. adults who believe that climate scientists understand very well that climate change is occurring as of May 2016, by political view. During the survey, some 68 percent of the surveyed liberal Democrats said that scientists understand that climate change is occurring.

Share of adults who say scientists understand that climate change is occurring in the United States as of May 2016, by political affiliation*

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Source

Release date

October 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 10 to June 6, 2016

Number of respondents

1,534 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Includes independents and other non-partisans who “lean” towards a certain the party. Respondents who do not lean toward a political party and other responses on each question are not shown.

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