U.S. adults' view on climate change reporting in the news by political view 2016

This statistic shows the public opinion on the news media reporting of climate change in the United States as of May 2016, by political view. During the survey, more than 70 percent of the responding conservative Republicans said that the media exaggerates the threat from climate change.

Public opinion on the news media reporting of climate change 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: "...news media generally ... in their reporting on climate change."

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