U.S. adults on trustworthiness of climate scientists by political party 2016

This statistic shows the share of U.S. adults who say that climate scientists can be trusted as of May 2016, by political view. During the survey, some 70 percent of the surveyed liberal Democrats said climate scientists can be trusted to give full and accurate info on the causes of climate change.

Share of adults who say climate scientists can be trusted in regards to climate change causes 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

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

Original question: Percent of adults in each who group say the following about climate scientists - "Climate scientists can be trusted a lot to give full and accurate info on causes of climate change."

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